My first week in Dublin was short as I arrived on Wednesday, 3 August but it turned out to be a great welcoming to the city. I spent my time in the Dublin office training and getting used to the systems they use that are different from the ones we use in the New York office. I also spent some time familiarising myself with the policies and procedures of the Irish office.
My birthday was Friday, 5 August and my colleagues in EisnerAmper Ireland surprised me by organising a cake and singing Happy birthday in the canteen, which was mortifying but very sweet! In my free time, I spent the weekend exploring the city of Dublin and got to see Trinity College and it’s amazing library and the Book of Kells. I also got a taste of the Dublin’s nightlife with some of the girls from work.
On my second week, I was assigned my engagement which would run the length of my stay in Dublin. The job was a series of reviews of funding grants provided to universities, county councils and other institutions and allowed me to see a lot of Ireland in the process. While on my travels I got to visit the University of Limerick which has a gorgeous campus. It was great to see the similarities and differences in colleges in Ireland as compared to the ones back in the US. I spent my second weekend in Ireland traveling to the Blarney Stone and the Cliffs of Moher which were breath-taking. The Cliffs of Moher are easily my favourite place in Ireland so far!Ireland secondees blog