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bob leonard
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  • Portroe, Ireland /Costa Mesa ,California
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bob leonard left a comment for William Strech
"hi Bill Did you get my long post with my e-mail address and my comments about some of the benefits i receive living in Ireland how we came to be here.? bob"
Mar 29, 2012
bob leonard commented on michael john croke's photo

mansion 1

"I just bought Taroquin Blake's Book....Abandoned Mansions of Irleand...I'd like to visit everyone of them in person... but I  know that is unlikely so the book is really great to look at. I wonder where this one is located."
Mar 29, 2012
bob leonard left a comment for William Strech
"in 2005 we sold our home of  40 some years and moved into a double wide mobile in a "senior"park to be closer to Elizabeths job.  at that time we got rid of tons of "stuff".... in 2010 we sold the Mobile and got rid of…"
Mar 26, 2012
bob leonard left a comment for William Strech
"my wife frst came to Ireland as a high school senior and fell in love with the country...little did she know that one day she would be livng here....when we married 40 years ago she had already been to Ireland several times...and she always knew i…"
Mar 24, 2012
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Mar 24, 2012
bob leonard left a comment for Caitlyn
"your photographs are beautiful ......i take it that you are interested  in wife and I retired here a year ago and love living here....i have several videos of the work i have done refurbishing our 200 year old vernacular…"
Dec 23, 2011
bob leonard left a comment for Debra Mullen
"I hope the weather will be agreeable...Elizabeth and I look forward to seeing you here matter what the weather outside the cottage is warm and cozy and we have some peat in the fireplace and tea on the stove...or maybe something stronger if…"
Feb 8, 2011
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Sunrise at Portroe Jan.31 2011
Feb 8, 2011

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West View Pennslyvania as a kid..southern califonia past 50 years...
About Me:
I am a retired letter carrier/ school teacher....12 years now!!!
i graduated from Carnegie Tech College of Fine Arts, Dept.of Painting and Design, in 1957. I still enjoy painting and sculpure. My greatest love now is the cottage in Ireland that I rebuilt over a few summers in the Emerald Isle......It will be our retirement home as soon as my wife retires from teaching at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa California. 5 brief videos at YOU TUBE under popartusa if you would like to take a look.
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Favorite Music:
classical and Bway tunes...

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moving to Ireland

Posted on December 27, 2007 at 21:01 2 Comments

I am always interested in hearing from people who are interested in moving to Ireland...i like our cottage in County Tipperary because it reminds me of the place where i grew up i Western Pennsylvania..... a place that no longer exist....a few years ago i revisited my beloved valley in the rural area just north of the city of Pittsburgh. BUT it is "rural' no more...nothing remained to remind me of the place of my youth that i loved so dearly....

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At 15:34 on January 17, 2011, Debra Mullen said…
So Bob, long time without writing, busy life for us all,We will be back to Ireland for 2 weeks in April, got our tickets last week,going up to county Rosscommon to check out the area from Kevin Ohara's book "The Last of the Donkey Pilgrams"wich we have both read twice, highly recommend it!Have you been to Rosscommon?We will visit just 2 days there and then to our friends cottage in Creegh, county Clare.
At 19:08 on February 4, 2009, Sandy said…
Hi Bob,
That's awesome that you guys are leaving soon! I bet you are super excited, and what a great ticket price!! I would love to be able to spend a year there, or even live there. Especially if I could live on the West coast. Of course I would have to have some way to earn a living...but I'm sure I could figure something out. Will you guys be working or just taking it easy?
I did have a good trip. It was really fast though and I wish I could have spent more time in each of the places we went. I think I have a couple pictures on my page from my trip. I hope to go back again soon. You guys will have to keep in touch. I'm sure you will have a blast. Will this be the longest stretch you have stayed there?
At 18:56 on March 17, 2008, Sandy said…
Happy St. Patrick's Day Bob!!

P.S. got a ticket (well three tickets, I ended up splitting it into three seporate flights...which is stressing me out because I'm worried about missing a flight if one is delayed!! Ah well.
Here's hoping next time I travel there it won't cost as much!!
At 6:59 on January 17, 2008, bob leonard said…
Sandy, july is always an expensive time to fly...fares are at their highest...we go to Ireland either in Mid May or later in January....this year i am going over in april, good luck!!!
At 19:05 on January 4, 2008, dover said…
After hearing the music on your site I will have to check them out. I did not start playing fiddle until I was over 40. My youngest daughter liked what I was doing so she started when she was 7 and is now 11. She sometimes goes and plays in the pub with me from time to time. If you love fiddle music, its never too late to start playing.
At 18:18 on January 3, 2008, bob leonard said…
IF YOU ENJOY THE MUSIC ON MY SITE PLEASE CHECK OUT celticspringband...a canadian family with very talented, very young, children....they came in second on the US TV show..."America Has Talent".... we saw them at an "Irish Fair" the other day....they are all wondeful step dancers as well....the greenest thing at that fair was me "reen with envy" to see such fabulous talent.
At 1:51 on January 3, 2008, Emily (Filly) Flynn said…
I do like His dark materials

and I want to move to Ireland to it has always been my Dream.
At 22:17 on January 2, 2008, Rebecca Gresty said…
Thanks Bob for the lovely comment! I'll be sure to check out that website. All the Best, rebecca
At 22:15 on January 2, 2008, Rebecca Gresty said…
Thank you Bob for the lovely comment, will definitely check that singer out. All the Best, rebecca

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