ACET student Andrea Sebé Fernández gives an account of St. Patrick’s festivities that took place recently in the city.
“On 17th March came the long awaited day for everyone. In the morning everybody was in the parade, in Saint Patrick Street. The streets were packed with thousands of people all so excited. Families, locals and tourists like us all together to celebrate a massive cultural event.
There was music, many people with green customs and lots of good feelings.When the parade was over people some people decided to return home, and then others went to the pubs to listen live Irish music. It is a very busy evening in the city, maybe the busiest night of the whole year. If you wanted you could eat something in the many posts that had restaurants on the street to sell food”.
“It was a unique experience and I’m very happy to have been able to live this day in Ireland”.
ACET students are busy preparing for an upcoming Christmas production due to take place in the school prior to the holiday break .
The first meeting took place at break time on Wednesday, and those in attendance were buzzing with enthusiasm and wonderful ideas. With such a great number of students involved, we have an ample supply of actors, stage assistants and set designers.
The production ‘Twas the Night before Christmas in Cork, like’ is scheduled to take place on Thursday 10th of December. The play is based on the nativity but with a twist, and a prominent Cork slant. Further details will be announced closer to the date.
Watch this space for further information in the coming weeks!
We asked some of our students how they spend their free time in Cork after school.
“In the evenings when my studies are finished, I have been socialising!! I have been to many of the pubs across the city. We all love to go to The Vicarstown and drink Guinness, even though we know that Beamish is the preferred stout in Cork.”
“I booked the Cliffs of Moher tour at the school and went on Saturday. The Cliffs of Moher were amazing. It was a particularly windy and cold day but even then it’s an amazing experience. I recommend that others should visit these cliffs during their time at ACET.”
“So far I have only explored the city centre. I love the small streets throughout the city that have no cars. Along these streets there are so many little coffee shops and vintage styled pubs for people to enjoy.”
“I have only just arrived to Cork on Sunday. So far I have found that Cork people are really friendly! I’m planning to visit Blarney Castle at the weekend so I look forward to that!”