Issue 12, November 2012. Copyright: Skills & Enterprise Development Academy DUBLIN MARATHON SEDA stu- dent Rubens Moreira ran the Dublin marathon and was im- pressed by the support of Dublin people. Page 2 SEDA NEWS IS ONE! SEDA News celebrates one year in print by go- ing online. This edition is the twelfth issue of the newspaper. Page 3 WORK EXPERIENCEStudents and teachers enjoy the SEDA Halloween party last month - for more pictures see pages 10 & 11.Students from 34 countries Get work experienceare in SEDA this year in Ireland with the new SEDA intern- ship pro-SEDA has students from 34 countries – from South Korea to South America and from Malawi in gramme.Africa to Croatia in Europe. Page 4 Students from 34 different na- est group of students came from the total), 92 French students (6%) richer. Diversity in the classroomtions enrolled to study in SEDAthis year. The college now has a the Spanish speaking world – countries like Spain, Venezuela and 78 learners from Malawi (5%), a country known as “the warm also helps the students to learn English because they are in a situa- YOUR STORYtruly multicultural student body and Mexico together accounted heart of Africa”. You can see the tion where they have no choice butand has proved popular with peo- for nearly 50% of all students en- statistics in full on the new SEDA to speak the language with their Italian stu-ple from all over the world – from rolled in SEDA so far this year. An- News website www.news.sedacol- classmates”. dents Gabri-South Korea to South America and other large group of students came lege.com. SEDA continues to attract ele and Sal-from Malawi in Africa to Croatia from Brazil, which was the largest “It’s brilliant that our students students from new countries. Re- vatore findin Europe. Last month the school’s “sending country” this year, with come from so many different cently the school’s first learners Dublin a bitmanagement compiled student 529 Brazilian students enrolled for countries,” said SEDA’s director of from Finland and Greece enrolled cold, but fallstatistics to see how many people courses in 2012 (34% of the total studies Carol Cregg. “One of the for English language courses. And in love withenrolled for courses since January number). However, Spain lost out greatest things about going abroad this month SEDA’s marketing team the city’sto end of October this year and only slightly, with 525 Spanish stu- to study is that you meet people will attend student fairs in South warm peo-where they were coming from. dents enrolled. SEDA also had 214 from other cultures – it makes America, including Panama and ple The figures show that the larg- students from Venezuela (14% of the exchange experience so much Costa Rica. Page 6
2 NEWSA word from “Dublin people gavethe editor me the strength to finish my first Welcome to the November issue of SEDA News! This edition is special because it marks the newspaper’s first year in marathon,” says print. To celebrate we’ve collected all the front pages from the past 12 months – see if you can find yourself or your friends in them! Last month SEDA celebrated Halloween and we have all the most exciting photos from the college par- ty (including a balloon fight between SEDA’s own Rubens teachers Emma and Rosa!) for you SEDA student Rubens Moreira ran the Dublin Marathon last month on pages 10 and 11. – his first ever marathon race. Rubens was very impressed by the This month a number of students also sent us their stories for SEDA friendliness of Dublin people and, he says, it was their support and News scary story competition. The constant cheering that made him finish the 42.2 kilometre distance. best stories are published on page 7. Well done to the winners – Denise Agarioyada and Roseni Mariano! “Go SEDA! Come on SEDA!” a marathon before coming to Dub- made big cheering signs to sup- said he would be happy to run to- these kinds of shouts accompa- lin in August this year. “It was very port the runners. “I’ve never seen gether with other SEDA students. If you want to win cool prizes nied Rubens Moreira for most of difficult and after the race I was this kind of support anywhere,” Get in touch on: email@example.com too then I suggest you take part in the 42.2 kilometres that he ran sore for days,” Rubens told SEDA he said. “The people this month’s competitions. We have along the streets of Dublin on News. “The last 12 kilometres was were shouting like it two of them: the quiz (you can now cut it out and give it to your teacher October 29. The Brazilian stu- the hardest part. I was only able was the final game of instead of sending all the answers by dent was wearing a T-Shirt with a to finish the marathon because of the World Cup! It was e-mail) and a contest for two tickets SEDA logo and many supporters the people of Dublin who cheered beautiful, just beauti- to the Cliffs of Moher. mistakenly assumed that Seda was me on and kept me going. When ful”. his own name. “I love SEDA, but a I crossed the finish line I felt so All you have to do to win the lot of times I really wanted to tell emotional. I wanted to thank all Next year Rubens tickets is send us a photo of your- people to stop calling me SEDA the Dublin people who gave me has set himself another self hanging around one of Ireland’s and call me by my real name,” said the strength to finish my first mar- challenge – to run the tourist attractions. The best photo Rubens. “Next time I will make athon”. New York marathon wins the tickets (but the tickets will only be given out if enough peo- sure to have my name printed on and improve his fin- ple sign up for the tour and it goes the shirt”. Rubens says people offered him ishing time of 4 hours ahead). All the photos you send us sweets and water along the course, and 8 minutes. The will appear in SEDA News. Rubens, who works for a mul- while many children reached out SEDA student is also tinational company in Brazil, says with their hands to give him a planning to run a half- Nothing much seems to be hap- he came to Ireland to “learn Eng- “high five”. The Brazilian student marathon in Paris and, pening this month in Ireland as the lish and run”. He runs a lot in his was also impressed by people who possibly, a few more country is catching its breath after home country, but had never done dressed up in fancy costumes and races in Dublin. He Halloween and preparing for the Christmas season, but, as always, we’ve got reviews of nice pubs and restaurants for you to visit and we’ve Find out about also compiled a list of Dublin pubs where you can play pool – a great way to spend the cold November volunteering in evenings! In this issue we’ve also got a Ireland! If you ever wondered charity and many others!) and story about SEDA student Rubens about volunteering in Ireland how to apply for these projects. who ran 42.2 kilometres during the you can find out everything You will be able to sign up to Dublin City marathon last month there is to know right here in volunteer right after Caroline’s (naturally he was wearing a SEDA T- SEDA! Caroline McClure, a presentation. Volunteering is a Shirt!), teacher Emma, who has the placement officer with Volun- good way to make friends, find sexiest accent in the school, students teer Ireland – Ireland’s nation- out more about life in Ireland from Italy and Brazil and the usual al volunteering network – will and, of course, improve your low down on what’s going in SEDA come to SEDA on Thursday, English, so don’t miss this op- and Dublin. Have a pleasant read! December 6, to do a talk portunity! As always, send us your photos, about volunteering. stories and ideas on firstname.lastname@example.org Caroline will explain how The talk on volunteering volunteering in Ireland works, with Volunteer Ireland place- talk about current volunteer- ment officer Caroline McClure ing opportunities (such as will take place in SEDA on SEDA News editor carol singing in Grafton street, Thursday, December 7 at 2 Viktor Posudnevsky selling Christmas trees for pm.SEDA News, copyright: Skills & Enterprise Development Academy (SEDA). EDITOR AND LAYOUT: Viktor Posudnevsky.FINAL REVIEW: Carol Cregg. CIRCULATION: 1000 copies. ADVERTISING & EDITORIAL: email@example.com
NEWS 3SEDA News celebrates 1 year in print! SEDA’s monthly newspaper SEDA its present editor and designer ViktorNews has completed its first year in Posudnevsky. Since the very first issueprint – this month’s edition is the SEDA News covered Irish events thattwelfth issue of the newspaper. The are of interest to international stu-publication is actually older than a dents, published stories about foreignyear as the first issue came out in Au- students and their Irish teachers andgust 2011 and on some months the did its best to keep the reader in thepaper did not come out. The news- loop about all the interesting thingspaper was started by SEDA students going on in Dublin. We will keep do-Rodrigo Luiz Vianna and Andre Mar- ing that for the foreseeable future!tins Ressel and is now continued by Thank you for reading SEDA News!SEDA takes over YouTube A new video series about SEDA own a successful film production com-staff and students is taking YouTube pany in Brazil called Red Line Filmes.by storm! Well, it’s not exactly up with The pair are also making their mark onGangnam Style yet, but anyone who is Irish cinema – they are busy shootingcurious to find out more about SEDA’s several independent films in Dublin. SEDA News goes onlineteachers can watch interviews with The SEDA YouTube channel also hoststhem on the school’s YouTube channel: a new series of videos by GuilhermeSEDA Academy. Nassim. Guilherme interviews SEDA students about their experiences in from this month The interviews have been recorded Ireland and the results go online –and edited by SEDA students Hum- check it out!berto Rosa and Thairon Mendes whoSEDA Map is launched To celebrate SEDA News’ first an- niversary the college newspaper has gone online. From this month all the A map of Dublin de- articles from SEDA News as well assigned specifically for SEDA more stories and information thatstudents was launched this didn’t get into the paper is availablemonth. The map will be avail- on http://news.sedacollege.ie The newable free of charge in SEDA’s website has sections on events in Dub-reception and in the school’s lin and a Going out page with infor-student accommodation. mation about pubs, restaurants, tour-It shows Dublin city centre ist attractions and other interestingwith all the main landmarks places to visit in Dublin and aroundand tourist attractions and the country. The website will be up-also gives students handy tel- dated with new material weekly, someephone numbers and tips to of which will also be printed in theimprove their English. newspaper. So if you want to be always pening in SEDA and in Dublin, read check mySEDA Facebook page too)! up to date on everything that is hap- SEDA News online (and don’t forget to
4 NEWSWhite Christ-mas is “likely” Get work experience with this year SEDA internship programme SEDA is organizing a free intern- offer! The programme is also a chance ternoons) or during holidays. ship programme which will allow stu- for students to get well-paying jobs in Full time internships are only dents to learn English and gain work Ireland as internships sometimes lead available during holidays. experience in an Irish company at the to full-time employment. Weather forecasters say that same time. The work placements will If you would like to takewhite Christmas in Ireland is “more be unpaid and it is planned that they In order to take part in SEDA in- part in the programme sendlikely than usual”, Irish media report. will last for up to 4 weeks. The students ternship programme you need to be your CV and a cover letter in-According to one service, there is a will be able to choose the company over 18 years of age and your course in dicating the professional area20% chance of snow falling on De- where they want to work from a list SEDA has to be for at least 6 months. where you would like to workcember 25, with northern counties of Irish businesses. SEDA is currently Only students with intermediate or to firstname.lastname@example.org. SEDA’shaving a 30% chance. First snow was setting up internship opportunities in higher level of English will be ac- Internship programme coor-seen last month in the mountains IT, pharmaceutics, engineering, busi- cepted. Students will also need private dinator will then get in touchof Donegal and Sligo as well as in ness administration, digital market- medical insurance (at least for the du- with you and inform you aboutcounty Limerick. Snow is unusual ing, accounting, media, customer ser- ration of the internship). the positions that are currentlyfor Dublin, but sometimes it does fall vice, law and other areas. on offer. After you choose thein December and January. The year The work placements are either roles that interest you SEDA2010 saw a particularly harsh winter The key benefit of the programme part-time or full-time. Part-time in- will arrange interviews with the re- To apply for the programmeas most of Ireland was covered with for students is the opportunity to im- ternships can be done in the student’s spective companies. If the interview just send your CV to:snow for several weeks and the tem- prove their English in a real work envi- free time (for example, if you study in is successful then you can start your email@example.com! ronment – something that no class can the morning you can work in the af- internship. Gardai try outperatures dropped below freezing. Congratulations to our SegwaysLast year there was only very littlesnow which melted quickly and therewas no snow at all at Christmas. Ireland signs education prize winners! Gardai will soon be patrolling the agreement Well done to everyone who took part in SEDA News’ competitions last month and throughout this past year! right in last month’s quiz, while ROSE SAMPAIO became the over- all winner of SEDA News’ writing streets of Dub- lin on electric with Brazil Segways – the SANDRA PETRY got all the answers competition about the students’ first two-wheeled impressions of Dublin. self-balanc- Ireland’s Minister for Trade and ing vehiclesDevelopment Joe Costello signed an They both got some nice that run oneducation and research agreement prizes – an Irish-themed recharge-with Brazil that will see 4,000 under- monopoly game and a picnic able batteries.graduate Brazilian students study in bag. Congratulations! Two SegwaysIreland over the next four years. The equipped with luminous Garda brand-agreement was secured during Enter- This month the competitions ing and blue lights were donated toprise Ireland’s trade mission to Brazil continue – you can test your Ireland’s police force by the Dublinlast month led by Mr Costello. The knowledge of European cities City Business Association (DCBA) lastagreement is part of Brazil’s Science in our Europe travel quiz and month. The vehicles will be used to pa-Without Borders programme – a Bra- you can also win two tickets trol pedestrian areas of Dublin, such aszilian Government scholarship pro- for a trip to the Cliffs of Mo- Grafton Street. According to DCBA,gramme which aims to send 100,000 her if you send us a photo of Segways are already used for policingBrazilian students on undergraduate yourself beside some Irish in over 300 cities worldwide and willcourses and PhDs courses in science, tourist attraction. Check out boost the visibility of gardai in Dublin.technology, engineering, mathematics pages 9 and 12 for more in- If the pilot project is successful thenand creative industries at top universi- formation! Segways could be rolled out to otherties around the world. Sandra Pentry and SEDA’s cities in Ireland. Rose Sampaio getting her prize deirector of studies Carol Cregg
SEDA STAFF 5Emma has the sexiestaccent in SEDAEvery month SEDA News interviews a teacher so you could get to know them better. This month wegot hold of EMMA BRENNAN who has been recently promoted to course co-ordinator. Emma is alsothe only staff member who is from county Donegal in the North West of Ireland. Donegal people areknown for their hospitality, warmth and... accent, which has been voted the sexiest accent in Ireland.Tell me a little bit about yourself. be driving soon, but at the moment I get home by bus. Yes, there are plenty of them. So I am from Donegal town. I did a many that I wouldn’t be able to namedegree in law and taxation in Leterk- Is it difficult for students to under- them all! There’s even a whole diction-enny IT and then I went travelling stand your Donegal accent? ary of “Donegal English”. I’ll e-mail itwith a friend of mine. We taught Eng- to you if you want.lish in Thailand for nearly two years. I Yes, it can be a hard for them to gettaught English to small children in two it sometimes. But do you know that, Please do! And do you teach theseprivate schools there. We travelled all statistically, Donegal accent is the sexi- Donegal expressions to your stu-over Thailand and also went to Cam- est accent in Ireland? You can google dents?bodia, Laos and Vietnam. On our holi- it if you don’t believe me! There was adays we went to the South of Thailand survey and most people said that Don- I do sometimes, but not too much.where all the islands are. I even got to egal accent is the sexiest accent in Ire- I want them to speak proper English,see the place where the film The Beach land. I don’t want to brag about it, but not Donegal English!was made. I can’t argue with statistics! I didn’t really celebrate, but I went Emma: sexy and she knows it! This year Donegal won the All Later I went back to Ireland and Speaking about classes, no student out for a few drinks with some Don- Ireland Gaelic football champion- egal people after the game. my favourite. I like to make mygot a job in Dublin. I’ve been teach- has ever said to me: I don’t understanding English to adults ever since. So I’ve ship. How did you celebrate? own pizza as well, that’s my speciality you. After a couple of weeks they getbeen teaching for the last four years used to it. Different accents are good to Did you watch the game in Croke in cooking. My recipe would be: puffnow. I haven’t used my law and taxa- The celebrations in Donegal were pastry, tomato puree on top, pieces listen to because Ireland is not just one huge! In our town you can only fit Park?tion degree, at least not yet! accent, it’s 32 different accents. Even in of chicken, peppers, onions, mozza- about 2000 people on the Main Street, rella and a little bit of cheddar cheese Dublin there are different accents! I watched the final from my house but there were about 30 000 people – voila!You recently got a new role in in Dublin. It was very difficult to get that night! Daniel O’Donnell, a famousSEDA as a course co-ordinator Are there any special words or singer from Donegal, was singing. But tickets to Croke Park, they were likeand director’s assistant. What do gold dust. What places would you recom- expressions in Donegal which are unfortunately I didn’t go home be-you do exactly? mend students to see in Donegal? not used in other parts of Ireland? cause I was working on the Monday. What do you like to do when you’re not teaching? In my town there’s a castle which It’s basically helping students. I is interesting. You also have the Slievehelp to put students in classes and on I like playing tennis. There is a League – it’s the third highest cliff inFridays I give induction days. That tennis court near where I live in Ring- Europe! It’s breathtaking especiallyinvolves getting students to know all send. I also like going to the cinema, on a nice day. You just have to be verythere is to know about the school and pubs, socializing, reading, going for careful because you can go off the edgeabout Dublin. I also help coordinate walks. I also go to the gym three times of the cliff... There are loads of otherexams and give activities to students. a week. Once you do all that there’s no places to see in Donegal: you can goThere’s something different every Fri- time for anything else! walking on the beach, horse riding,day – conversation class, games class surfing in a town called Bundoran.and so on. I also teach English, but What sort of music are you into? There are also golf courses if you likeonly in the afternoons. I like all kinds of music except for playing golf. Donegal is a huge place Westlife! My favourite band would be with loads of things to explore! ButDo you miss your family in Don- summer is the best time to visit. Inegal and do you go home often? Snow Patrol. I never miss their gigs, I think I went to see them four times winter it’s too windy and cold. I try to go once a month because this year!my family miss me a lot. But my hometown is four hours away from Dublin What kind of food do you like? You can learn some “Donegalso it can be very tiring. Hopefully I will English” in our Craic-tionary on Breathtaking: Slieve League cliffs in Donegal I like Italian food, pizza would be page 12.
6 YOUR STORYItalian students find Dublin a bit cold,but fall in love with thecity’s warm peopleItalian friends Salvatore Abbate and Gabriele Palma fell in lovewith Ireland during their one-month stay in SEDA and want to go backhere some day. Italian friends Salvatore Abbate added. “Everyone is happy to help I now wear only a T-shirt when Iand Gabriele Palma came to Dub- in the street. They are really warm go out!”lin from Naples last month to learn hearted and kind. Irish people say The pair found the time toEnglish in SEDA. They both say what they have on their mind – visit Ireland’s tourist attractions,they liked the country and Gabri- same as the people of Naples!” including the Cliffs of Moher andele now wishes to go back here one The Italians made many the Giant’s Causeway and they sayday in order to do an internship in friends during their short stay – they really enjoyed their time here.economics or business – his area both among Irish people and for- “The moment was right for us toof studies at university. “I think eigners. They also picked up a bit go to Ireland,” said Gabriele Palma.Ireland is a much better place to of Spanish and Portuguese as they “We had just finished the univer-learn English than Britain,” the met many Spanish and Brazilian sity and English is very importantItalian student told SEDA News. students in the hostel where they to get a job in Italy now. I think“The people here don’t speak so were staying. it’s much better to learn Englishfast and the accent is more under- Probably the most difficult in and English-speaking countrystandable”. thing to get used to in Ireland was because here we don’t have anyone The friends were also im- the weather. “When we stepped to speak Italian with. In SEDA ourpressed by what they call the “gen- off the plane we felt very cold, it English improved a lot. We reallyuine warmth” of the Irish people: was like Christmas in Italy,” said like the teachers and the style of“Irish people are also friendlier Gabriele. “But after a few days we teaching, it was really fun!”than English,” Salvatore Abbate got used to it and, as you can see, Salvatore and Gabriele got used to the Dublin weather!Marcelo leaves SEDA to see the birth ofhis son, but hopes to be back soon Popular student Marcelo Adriano had to interrupt his course in SEDA because of some great news: he is going to be a father! The Brazilian student has flown home to see the birth of his first son. 31-year-old Marcelo Adriano news: his ex-girlfriend was preg- and Edinburgh. And he travelled met a few ex-SEDA students there hails from Campinas in the state nant with his son! Marcelo had to all over Ireland: Wicklow, Belfast, whom I know from Dublin. I have of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He says when cut his course short and he flew Cork, Galway and many other a friend in Nice and he wants to growing up he was always a big back home in the end of October places. The student made plenty come and visit me in Brazil. I also fan of heavy metal music and all to be there when his first child is of European friends in Ireland and have friends in Murcia, Spain and his favourite bands sang in Eng- born. he enjoys keeping in touch with next year they will visit me in my lish. “I grew up listening to these After the birth of his son Mar- them. “I met most of my European house. It’s a cultural exchange and songs and I’ve always wanted to celo hopes to come back to Dublin friends in SEDA. It’s really good to it’s good!” understand them,” he told SEDA and continue his studies in SEDA. keep in contact with them. For ex- News. “My favourite band is Blind “I need English for my job,” he ex- ample, when I travelled to Paris I Guardian, but I also like Hallow- plains. “In Brazil if you speak Eng- een, Stratovarius, Iron Maiden, lish now you have a lot of oppor- Hammerfall, Led Zeppelin, Deep tunities. There’s the World Cup in Purple, Whitesnake and many 2014 and the Summer Olympics in others. I always wanted to under- 2016. If you speak English you can stand the lyrics, but when I was find a job fast”. He says he worked growing up there was no internet in Oi, a telecoms company, for 3 and so I had to translate the songs years, but left the job to come to with a dictionary”. Dublin. Coming to Ireland was Mar- “I’m very happy that I made celo’s first trip to Europe. He origi- the decision to come to Ireland nally wanted to study English in instead of the USA,” the Brazilian the US, but decided to come to Ire- student told SEDA News. “Ireland land instead after meeting SEDA is a great place to learn English and marketing team at a student fair you can easily travel all around Eu- in Belo Horizonte. He booked a rope from here. And it’s cheap too one-year course in SEDA, but just – thank you Ryanair!” two days before he was due to fly Marcelo has already been toMarcelo after a trip to Scotland to Ireland he got some unexpected London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Paris Marcelo Adriano in Paris with friends he made in SEDA
SEDA NEWS WRITING COMPETITION 7Horror stories by SEDA studentsLast month a number of SEDA News readers sent us their scary stories for a writing competition. The three best entries are pub-lished below. Congratulations to Denise Agarioyada (author of Dead) and Roseni Mariano who won the prizes – two tickets toGravediggers Bus Tour – Dublin’s scariest bus ride! The haunted house Everybody always said thatthe house was cursed by demonsand damned souls. But the young Dead I was at his funeral. I touchedman didn’t know about that. Hebelieved that it was just a desolate his pale and cold face while I washouse with a peculiar atmosphere. pretending to cry. And as his best It was a bad way to finish an af- friend, I helped to close his coffinternoon. The young man had just and to carry it. I watched when to the graveyard, willing to finish10 km left to go to his mother’s they put earth above his coffin. those mad dreams. It was mid-house, but he had to stop: the rain Yes, definitely, he is dead. He must night when I started digging upwas almost becoming a storm and be. his grave. It was not hard workthere was a shelter just 100 metres But in my dreams, so real as the earth was soft because itahead. dreams, he is alive. And I have had been raining all day. I spent As soon as he entered the had the same dream day after day less than two hours digging untilhouse a strong wind swept past since his death. He looks at me I could see the whole coffin. It wasthe man and slammed the door with his yellow putrid eyes, points pouring and the clouds coveredbehind him. Instantly he felt the his fleshless finger at me and ac- the moonlight, so I only had my so much anger and revulsion that approaching him. The man was cuses me of killing him. And from lantern for light.temperature drop, but he blamed it could frighten even the worst of prepared to feel the claws stab atthe storm for that. his fetid body I can smell death. It was only when I finished my demons. his heart and slowly rip his chest And when I wake up, sweating work that I realized what I had As the man walked through the Through the window he could until he lost consciousness. But hereception room, the house seemed and shouting, my bedroom has done. I was inside the hole, stand- see the weather, it was worse than was wrong. The creatures couldn’t the same smell: death. As if he ing on the coffin, and I couldn’tto be getting a life of its own, and he thought, but at least it wasn’t touch him, in some way he wastruly it was. The wind was moving was there, watching me sleep and get out from there because the raining anymore, just the wind protected, but not for long. Slowly appreciating my desperate misery. earth was too wet. And my planthe curtains, the stairs were grit- was too strong. Maybe he could go he felt his legs again, and as soonting, the walls were moaning, the Today it was one month of to burn the coffin was postponed. out and reach his mother’s house as he recovered himself he started nightmares. I can’t stand it any- In the silence of the graveyardshadows were walking around like before the heavy rain started again. to run, as fast as he could. In thethey wanted to welcome the new- more, I need to do something. I broken by the rain I could hear Yes, he made up his mind, it was middle of the way he stumbled and know, maybe that is my punish- moaning, and I recognized thecomer. If the young man had no- time to get away from that place. fell. Without noticing it, when heticed those changes he would have ment for killing him and making voice from my dreams. Imme- As he turned around towards stood up from the floor, he broke him suffer. But apart from that, I diately and desperately I tried toran away from that place. But, in the main door, he saw three terri- his crucifix. That was his downfall:some way he was indifferent. He don’t regret anything: he deserved climb the mud, in vain. And at the fying creatures staring at him. He he was condemned. it and I did the right thing. God same time I could smell the death,couldn’t even see the terrible crea- couldn’t move, he was petrified,ture hidden in the shadows just knows my reasons, and the Devil I could feel the coffin starting to even when the monsters started By Daisy Agarioyada knows what I need to do to be at move under my feet. Slowly, slow-beside him, staring at him with peace again. ly, slowly… The drunk tourist If he is already dead, I need to kill him one more time. Burn By Denise Naomi Agari- his coffin and be sure he won’t oyada, level: Upper-Inter- come back to accuse me again. With Devil as my witness, I went mediate Once upon a time, a deep win- drunk tourist appeared in front ofter and a deep darkness. I could the castle at the main door. At that hand was bleeding too. The man noticed that his situ-just see the full moon in the sky moment it started raining heavy, As the man liked drinking too ation wasn’t good and it was timeand the clouds which sometimes so the man decided to knock on much, he didn’t mind what he had to stop drinking because he hadcovered it. There was an old castle the door to ask for help. When he seen and he sat down in an empty drunk 18 pints! When he was pre-in the middle of a graveyard which approached the door, it opened chair next to the door. He starred paring to go out it the bell rang asnobody had visited for many years. by itself. As he was a brave guy drinking too. There was a deep si- it was already midnight, and thenThere were bad stories about that he walked forward and called for lence, and it was only interrupted the vampire asked: “You like drink-castle and people used to speak somebody but there was no an- when the witch decided to ask a ing alcohol, don’t you? And do youof strange things that happened swer. Then he kept walking around question: “Who are you?” The man know what kind of drink I like tothere. and calling for someone to come. answered: “I am, I am, and what drink?” the man looked straight at On that night an extraordi- Suddenly he saw a huge door in about you, who are you?” his face and answered: “I know, butnary thing happened. A lost and front of him and he heard a loud Everybody looked at each oth- I am not available now”. noise and laughs er and kept starring at him. The si- When he finished answering coming from behind drinking. One of them was a witch. lence was interrupted again when the question, the vampire stood up the door. He didn’t She had a big nose, some warts on the werewolf asked: “What are you and the man ran away as fast as he think and walked to- her face and yellow teeth. Another doing here?” could. He got away from the castle, ward the door. When creature was a werewolf, and there “The same as you, drinking,” – but every time he told this story he entered the next was a big cross in the middle of his the man answered. nobody believed him, because room, he saw an ex- chest. The next one was a mummy, The man had already drunk everybody knows that he is always traordinary scene. it had a nosebleed all the time. The six pints when the mummy asked: drunk. There was a huge last one was a vampire. He was sit- “Where did you come from?” table and there were ting in the centre of the table and “I came from the grave, don’t four strange peo- he had his left leg cut and his right you see my dirty clothes?” the man ple sitting at it and leg just showed one bone. His left By Roseni Mariano replied.
8 GOING OUTSHOWS & GIGS 2MANYDJS Pubs where you can play pool/snooker Dublin, Olympia Theatre November 16 The legendary live show re- turns to Dublin for one night only. Tickets €29.90. Winter is coming and the nights are getting darker and longer. The KEANE pub is a great place to warm up and spend the long evenings, but Dublin, Olympia Theatre what can you do in a pub? Apart from drink most places only offer November 21 sports on TV and music. But there are some pubs in Dublin where Following the release of their you can also play pool and darts while having a pint. Where to find fourth studio album Strange- land Keane are playing a gig in them? SEDA News brings you a selection of some of the best Dublin Dublin. pubs with pool tables. The Palace drinks. Easily the best place in Dublin bands and drink promotions (3 euro roulette and, according to its Facebook STEVE VAI 84/87 Lower Camden Street, if you want to play a game of pool with a pint). Both places also have pool ta- page, is open until 4 am every night of Vicar Street, Dublin 8 Dublin 2 your mates! bles. the week. December 4 Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai will The Lower Deck Sports Bar The Living Room play Dublin with special guest Fibber Magees and Fibbers Rock Bar 1 Portobello Harbour, Portobello, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 Beverly McClellan. Tickets: 80-81 Parnell Street & Dublin 8 Located just off O’Connell Street this 27 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 This pub is located just in front of pub is famous for having the largest 3D €41.00. the little plaza in Portobello, beside TV screen in Ireland (and possibly Eu- the Grand Canal. It has pool tables rope!) which shows live sports events. downstairs as well as a variety of other The pub is quite big, has an interesting THIN LIZZY games such as poker, darts, blackjack, aquarium and a really nice heated beer Dublin, Olympia Theatre roulette and so on. The pub also has garden. It also has two pool tables so December 13 The Palace is a big pub and nightclub sports on big screens and live music at there is always something to do – defi- After a very successful 2 year located on the busy Camden Street. weekends. nitely recommended! run with the current line up The entrance is hard to miss because Thin Lizzy return to Dublin. it looks like the entrance of a theatre (the pub was a theatre before). The The Hideout 8 Ball Pool Palace is also famous for the fact that South William Street, Dublin 2 HORSLIPS rehearsal scenes from The Commit- If you like rock music and heavy metal Not the poshest place in Dublin, but Dublin, Olympia Theatre ments were filmed there. Now the pub this is the place to be! Hard rock is the has pool tables downstairs and the December 14 & 15 is full of pool tables and has a big bar only kind of music you will hear in prices are very reasonable. The pub Legendary Irish band will play with a nice selection of beers and other Fibbers. Every weekend there are live also has other games like poker and Are you good at beer pong? two dates in Dublin this De- cember. Tickets: €33.50. GLEN HANSARD Vicar Street Venue, Thomas Peadar Kearney’s pub in Dame Street, Dublin 2 is a traditional Irish pub where Street, Dublin 8 December 17 & 18 you can listen to live music and play a drinking game called beer pong. Irish musician and star of the You can’t miss Peadar Kearney’s (Irish for Peter) Kearney, who was beer pong is very popu- movie Once will play an in- – it’s right in the middle of Dame an Irish republican and composed lar. Sometimes there is a timate gig in Dublin’s Vicar Street and on most nights the numerous rebel songs. In 1907 he queue to play, but waiting Street. Tickets from €30. sound of live music can be heard wrote the lyrics to “The Soldier’s for your turn is never bor- coming out of its green doorway. Song” (“Amhrán na bhFiann”), ing. ASLAN The pub is called after Peadar now the Irish national anthem. Vicar Street (Dublin 8) You can listen to live music December 27th The pub has an authentic Irish (and dance if you feel like The Irish band Aslan are cel- feel and a pleasant, relaxed at- it!), watch American foot- ebrating 30 years together this mosphere. The ground floor is ball on the TV screens or year and they will play mate- quite small, but it has a dance- just enjoy a conversation rial from their new album as floor and a mini-stage where over a pint. How to play beer pong? well as old hits such as Crazy live musicians perform on World. Tickets from 25 euro. most nights. Beer pong does not have any offi- beer contained in the cup and put the There is a bit more space on the cial rules, but typically it is played cup away. The first side to “eliminate” GARY BARLOW basement level where you will by two teams (normally two players all of the opponent’s cups is the win- find a bar, several TV screens per team). The players stand oppo- ner. So the team that loses actually Dublin, Olympia Theatre site each other across the beer pong drinks more beer than the team that January 7, 2013 showing mostly American table. Each team places plastic cups wins, which is some consolation for The British star singer will per- sports and two tables for beer with some beer in them on their side the loss! form in Dublin this coming pong – a drinking game. of the table. Normally 6 January with special guests. to 10 cups are used and Tickets from €49.65. Most customers in Peadar they are arranged in a Kearney’s are tourists and triangular formation – like cue balls before a The Good game of pool. The play- Tickets to all these shows are avail- ers take turns to throw Authentic Irish feel, live music on most nights, mini-dancefloor, beer able from Ticketmaster outlets. a ping pong ball at the pong tables downstairs, pitchers of beer cups. If the ball lands inTo book by phone call: 0818 719 300 Online booking: the opposite team’s cup, The Bad then members of that www.ticketmaster.ie Full of tourists. A pint costs €5.40 at the weekend. team have to drink the
GOING OUT 9Honest to Goodness: SHOWS & GIGS DROPKICK MURPHYSA tasty and healthy option at Vicar Street, Dublin 8 January 12, 2013 American band famous forthe heart of George Street their song “Shipping up to Boston” is coming to Dublin’s Vicar Street in January. Tickets: Recently I had the opportu- of roast vegetables and Cheddar €26.90.nity to visit a restaurant that will served with a delicious salad andbe hard to forget. A friend of mine much more delicious bread toast-told me about this place before so ed with some sort of onion sauce. TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUBwhen I had some free time I de- For drink I had natural juice made lous and fresh. I also noted that the The O2, Dublincided to check it out. The place is with fresh fruit. You could see that place was full, and the staff had to January 19, 2013in the middle of George Street Ar- all the products used were fresh turn plenty of people away because Popular Northern Irish bandcade market, which is right in the and everything was made by order. there were no free tables. I would Two Door Cinema Club aremiddle of George Street. It’s called strongly recommend Honest to coming to the O2 next year toHonest to Goodness. less than 7 staff members working My friends got the Omelette Goodness to all SEDA News read- present their new record Bea- and everyone was very organised. too and a beautiful salad as a main ers. I must also warn them that con. Tickets from €28.00. From the outside the restau- I couldn’t believe that such a small course. The food tasted marvel- they would have to wait a bit to getrant looked small, like a little cafe. place had so many staff. a table. But trust me, it’s worth it!We went inside and were greetedby very friendly staff. I counted not We ordered a table for three P.S: I forgot to mention the JIMMY CARR and had to wait 4-5 minutes to get price, which was the second best Dublin, Olympia Theatre it, but the waiter got our order be- part. The main course and the juice February 8 & 9, 2013 fore we took our seats so when we cost less than €10 – marvellous! Popular British comedian Jim- got a table we had our food straight my Carr is coming to Dublin’s away, which was brilliant. The restaurant’s website is: Olympia Theatre. Tickets from www.honesttogoodness.ie €33. Following my friend’s recom- mendation I went for the Omelette By Tiago Mascarenhas Other Events BLOC PARTY Dublin, Olympia Theatre Ireland vs Argentina February 12, 2013 Novermber 24 British indie rock outfit Bloc Party will play songs from @ the Aviva Stadium, Dublin Ireland’s rugby team will their new album FOUR. Tickets play against Argentina on from €33.50. November 24th. Tickets for the game are priced from €10 to €55 and can be booked on EXAMPLE irishrugby.ie and ticketmas- The O2, Dublin ter.ie. You can also get tickets February 21, 2013 in Ticketmaster outlets all British rapper Example and around Dublin. special guest Benga will per- form in Dublin’s O2 next year. Ireland vs Greece Tickets €35.00. Wednesday, November 14, kickoff: 7.45 pm STEVE AOKI At the Aviva Stadium, Dublin Dublin, Olympia Theatre Republic of Ireland nation- February 22, 2013 al team will face former Euro- USA DJ some of whose fa- pean champions Greece in an mous tracks include “No beef” international friendly match and “Turbulence” is coming in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. to Dublin next year. Tickets: Tickets for the game are priced €33.50. from 20 euro and are on sale in Ticketmaster outlets and on THE SCRIPT www.ticketmaster.ie The O2, Dublin February 28, 2013 Galway Christmas Market Due to popular demand The 23 November – 22 December Script have added a third At Eyre Square, Galway City date in Dublin. The two other Traditional Christmas market will be in Gal- concerts are sold out. Tickets: way from November 23. Traders from all over Ire- €39.05. land and Europe will transform Eyre Square into a Winter Wonderland. There will be wooden chalets, Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Keller and plenty of entertainment for all ages. The Galway Continental Tickets to all these shows are avail- Christmas Market will be open from 12pm – 8pm able from Ticketmaster outlets. from Monday to Wednesday and from 10am – To book by phone call: 0818 719 300 10pm Thursday – Sunday. For more informa- Online booking: www.ticketmaster. tion,: www.GalwayChristmasMarket.ie ie
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12 IRELAND & THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE The SEDA European Travels quiz Our next quiz is about European 5. This Euro- cities which you can travel to from pean city was once di- Dublin – see if you can find the right vided in two by a wall, answers! As ever, send in your answers but is now united. a. Stockholm to firstname.lastname@example.org, or just cut the quiz b. Belfast out and give it to your teacher, and you c. Berlin could win a prize! d. Warsaw 1. Which European city has canals 6. Which is offi- instead of streets? cially the biggest city a. Oslo in Europe?Here are the answers to last month’s b. Barcelona a. Moscowquiz: c. Venice b. London d. Florence c. Paris d. Rome 2. Which European city is famous 1. Bram Stoker was born in Marino c. The Louvre for the statue of a peeing boy? 7. Christopher Columbus, the manCrescent, Clontarf. d. The French Museum a. Krakow who discovered America, was born in 2. An Irish mythic creature that wails b. Dublin which European city?outside a house if someone is about to die 10. Which London landmark gives c. Brussels a. Cadizthere is called a banshee. the best view over the British capital? d. Antwerp b. Rome 3. The old mysterious building in a. Big BenDublin mountains is called the Hellfire c. Lisbon b. The London Eye 3. Where is the original Heineken d. GenoaClub. c. St Paul’s Cathedral brewery located? 4. St Michan’s church in Dublin 7 has d. Houses of Westminster a. Amsterdam 8. Which of these European cities isa crypt where you can see mummies. b. Dublin known as the Eternal city? 5. Colcannon is traditional Irish food c. Rotterdam a. Dublinfor Halloween. d. Paris 6. It is traditional to put a ring, a piece b. Vienna Send your answers toof cloth and a coin (but not a nail) inside a c. Romebarmbrack. 4. Which city was named the most d. Paris email@example.com, or cut the quiz expensive European city this year? 7. Gravedigger’s pub is located close a. London out and give it to your teach-to Glasnevin cemetery. 9. What is the name of the Paris mu- b. Geneva seum where you can see the Mona Lisa? er. If you get the answers right 8. Leap Castle in county Offaly is of-ten called the most haunted building in Ire- c. Copenhagen a. Musee d’Orsay you can win a prize! d. Dublin b. L’Hermitageland. The Craic-tionary SEDA News guide to Irish slang words and expressions In this section we will attempt to make your life in Ireland easier by explaining some of the most common Irish slang words and expressions. Donegal English Aul Boy – father Mind – to remember Tight – cruel Geesa – give me a Aul Doll – mother Mon – come on Wan – one or 1 Gissa – girl Aye – yes Naw – no Wee – small Gon – please Canny – cannot Nuance – unusual Weins – babies or children Hi – means nothing, used at the start Dinny – don’t and end of every phrase or sentence Pure – very Well – hello Doll – girl or woman Juck – boy or man Purdies – potatoes Yes – hello Fray – from Ker – car Rare – strange or unusual Yes Sir – hello Gan – going Lock – small amount of something Thon – that Yes Horse – hello to someone you like