• Ladies and Gentlemen, 

    Welcome to Victor Poret's blog. I'm studying in Second Year in ESDES, Business School in Lyon. I present you my trip in Ireland, especially in Dundalk. I hope you will enjoy it, and see you soon to follow my adventures, 

    Yours Faithfully, 

    Victor Poret :)


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  • Hey Everyone, 

     I arrived in Dundalk on January the 20th. This week there was the Erasmus Appointment : this was a presentation of the school and a discovery of some typical Irish sports discovery. I spend my time with people from different countries; it was amazing !

    I'll try to post you some pictures of the place where i am living, 

    See You Soon, 


    Welcome Dundalk


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  • My Room View

     Here is a view from my room 

    I hope you will enjoy it :)

    The campus is awesome, there is a wind turbine in the campus, 

    My roommates are coming from France, China and Spain,

    we are four for the moment

    The weather is damp and cold (around 0-2 degree)

    My Room View

     [Update the 29/01/15]

    Yesterday, it was snowing a lot and it stayed on the ground when I woke up this morning, 

    It was funny to see snow in Ireland because  I thought  I will see lots of rains, So...

    See you soon, 


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  • Hi everyone,



    I have chosen to share with you my first inevitable article. Indeed, I have to present you five articles on different main topics, and the first one that I want to present you will be on the Ireland’s social rituals, more precisely the shamrock.


    Shamrock, a national Emblem



    The shamrock (from the Gaelic Seamrog) is one of the most famous Irish emblem. It represents the green valley that we could find across Ireland. The trefoil is also a cultural symbol, since Saint Patrick used it to explain to the King of Munster (Aengus) the Holy Trinity. The trefoil is also perceived as a lucky charm which brought the luck to the person who will find one with 4 clovers.


    A Religious and National Symbol

    Shamrock, a national Emblem

     St. Patrick at St. Nicholas in Belle River 


    The legend relates that the trefoil was used by Saint Patrick for his evangelism assignment. Because he has tried to convert the King Aengus to the Christian causes, he used a trefoil with 3 clovers in order to illustrate the Holy Trinity. According to him, each clover represents the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Thus, the trefoil is the God incarnation. This idea was diffused across Ireland, and the trefoil was associated to Saint Patrick and be one of the most famous Irish Symbol. Nowadays, when you ask to Irish people: “What does represent a shamrock for you?” they answer that they think to Saint Patrick, the wild landscape and also the Irish conversion to the Christian.




    Shamrock, a national Emblem

      People from around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day in remembrance of Ireland, and their own Irish heritage (www.learnstuff.com) 


    Since the ninth century, every March 17th, there is a Saint Patrick Celebration. This day all the Irish wear proudly a shamrock, on their clothes, on their hat, or on their cheek. They can wear also green clothes or other Irish symbol (like Guinness, Harps and Irish imp call leprechauns). Nowadays, the Saint Patrick celebration spread to the foreign who participate to the festivities and have the feeling to “be Irish for one day”. During this celebration, they use to eat and drink Irish specialities like the Murphy's, Smithwick’s, Harp and Guinness, or whiskeys, Irish cider and Irish coffee. 


    Shamrock, a national Emblem

     Green giants: Ireland lifted the trophy this year but who will be Six Nations champions in 2015? First Idea with the Ireland’s Second Match against France the 14th of February (www.rugbyworld.com) 


    ü  The Irish rugby team logo is the trefoil with 3 clovers in memories of their origins and their national identity. They wear a suit which is in green and white too, as the Irish flag (Green-White-Orange)


    I hope you have enjoyed this article on the Shamrock and understood why this emblem is reallyimportant for them, 


    Normally, I should come back to you in less than two weeks and give you some news about the Rugby match against Ireland and France, 

    See you soon, 




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  • Hey everybody, 

    I want to present you one of the most famous competition in Rugby, the Six Nations Championship. Perhaps you know that in the past the Six Nations championship was named the Home Nations Championship. It was played between the nation of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1883–1909 and 1932–39). Two countries joined this championship: France in 1910 and Italy in 2000.

    The winner is called the “European Champion”. If the Champion has never lost (he cans make a draw) he realises the Grand Slam (in French the Grand Chelem). In 2014, the European Champion was Ireland. The last Grand Slam was realised by Wales in 2012. Wales own also the best winning record with 37 victories in the competition.

    There is also a feminine version of the championship and a junior one (less than 20 years old).  France has won in 2014 in both competition.

    Quote information about the Players:








    Traditional colors

    White Shirt, White Shorts, Marine Socks

    Blue Marine Shirt, White Shorts, Blue Marine Socks

    Blue King Shirt, White Shorts, Red Socks

    Red Shirt, White Shorts, Red Socks

    Green Shirt, White Shorts, Green Socks

    Blue Azure Shirt, White Shorts, Blue Azure Socks


    Twickenham in London

    Murrayfield in Edinburgh

    Stade de France in Saint-Denis 

    Millennium Stadium in  Cardiff

    Aviva Stadium in Dublin

    Olympic Stadium in Rome


    The Lancaster’s Red Rose

    The Scottish Thistle

    The Rooster

    The Three Ostrich Feather, the Leek

    The Shamrock



    God Save the Queen 

    Flower of Scotland 

    La Marseillaise 

    Hen Wlad fy Nhadau 

    Ireland's Call and Amhrán na bhFiann

    (For home matches)

    Fratelli d'Italia 

    Kind Regards, 

    Victor ^o^









    Six Nations, The Irish Times, Wednesday, February 4, 2015



    WEEK 1

    06/02/2015: Wales 16-21 England 

    07/02/2015: Italy 3-26 Ireland

    07/02/2015: France 15-8 Scotland


    WEEK 2

    14/02/2015: England 47-17 Italy

    14/02/2015: Ireland 18-11 France

    15/02/2015: Scotland 23-26 Wales


    WEEK 3

    28/02/2015: Scotalnd 19 - 22 Italy

    28/02/2015: France 13 - 20 Wales

    01/03/2015: Ireland 19 - 9 England


    WEEK 4

    14/03/2015: Wales 23 - 16 Ireland 

    14/03/2015: England 25 - 13 Scotland

    15/03/2015: Italy 0 - 29 France


    Final WEEK (5)

    21/03/2015: Scotalnd 10 - 40 Ireland 

    21/03/2015: Italy 20 - 61 Wales

    21/03/2015: England 55 -35 France


    Final Ranking 

    Six Nations Championship



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