Photo Essay: Coping with Pressure

Photo Essay: Coping with Pressure

Introduction There are two types of athletes during a competition. There is the type of athlete that has the fitness and a skill required for the sport to be able to participate in the competition but is not successful. On the other hand, there is the type of athlete...
Think Strong to Finish Strong

Think Strong to Finish Strong

Piranha Triathlon Club Team Walking into the best experience of my life (Photo Credit: Patty Price) “You can do this!” (Photo Credit: Patty Price) 1, 2, 3 (Breath) (Photo Credit: Eileen Richard) “Keep Going” (Photo Credit: Eileen Richard)...
Photo Essay: Why People Train Krav Maga

Photo Essay: Why People Train Krav Maga

Introduction The purpose of this photo essay is to study the motivation behind Dublin residents training Krav Maga. Motives for training a self-defense system are discussed using Terror Management Theory. This essay is a capstone of the 5-week study abroad program led...
The Image of Research: Triangulation

The Image of Research: Triangulation

  Title: Triangulation: Researching Dance in Dublin Photographer: Lauren Warnecke Subjects: Melissa Donegan (top), Lauren Warnecke (middle), Kristina Kuta (bottom) “The Image of Research” is an image capturing a holistic representation of my research...
Experiencing the UK

Experiencing the UK

Ireland is divided into two countries; the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom). Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Northern Ireland and I must say it was beautiful! We started the tour by going to the Dark Hedges which...
A Community Service Project To Remember

A Community Service Project To Remember

A month ago I wrote the first post about the opportunity we had to work with the Piranha Triathlon Club (PTC). Since that time, so much has happened! Assisted by Arin Weidner and helped by Liz Torres we succeeded in providing feedback to 100 club members who responded...
Appreciation for Birmingham Capoeira

Appreciation for Birmingham Capoeira

Saturday June 27 at the YMCA I met Jatoba for the first time. Afterward we went out with the group to a coffee shop where we discussed Capoeira philosophy and my current research project over cake. He invited me to stay at his house and to see his school in...
Photo Essay: Swimming at Seapoint Beach

Photo Essay: Swimming at Seapoint Beach

I had never swam in the sea before, not because I feared the sea, but because I had never been by the sea.  I’ve never once had someone swim with me before and this added to my nervousness. When I had found out that a couple of the Piranha Triathlon Club members were...
Photo Essay: No Boundaries. No Limitations.

Photo Essay: No Boundaries. No Limitations.

One of the most recent themes I’ve come to notice within Ireland is that dance forms, other than traditional Gaelic dancing and ballet, are just beginning to become more popular within the Irish community. Recently within the past 20 years, the Irish community has...
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