We’re back from a great trip to Ireland. We met new people, including some from our area, and everyone in Ireland was extremely friendly and hospitable.
Homes with real thatched roofs, horses and carts in almost every town, gardens, churches, castles, cliffs, and enough sheep, cows and horses to keep any photographer busy.
It was a great ten days, and I’d give it a two thumbs up to anyone who has it on their bucket list. I could go on and on or post a couple hundred more photos, but I think you get the idea. More door and garden photos will show up down the road not to mention the oldest light house in the world. Like I said, I could keep going.
Ireland has a rich history that directly links to America. During the famine years, many Irish emigrated to the United States for work in order to send money back to their families. The famine years are a big part of their history and how the country has evolved.
There is an Irish tradition to keep a light shining from the Hall of the Irish President in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. It is a symbolic beacon reaching out to guide emigrant families or their descendants back to visit the homeland. Is that welcoming beacon calling to you? ☘
After beautiful hotels, delicious meals, decadent desserts, and plenty of good beer, it is back to reality. The washing machine hasn’t stopped running, there are well over 1,000 photos to go through, and I haven’t read one email or blog post. So, I’m off to see if I can make a dent in any of it. Hope you are enjoying a great fall Monday, and it sure is good to be back on the laptop and not the phone. 🙂