Alas James I don't live there, just have the pleasure of visiting it every now and then. Still has its charm, friendly people, slow pace and fast food James Its moving on with the times as well. Growing population and spreading out like most towns in Ireland. Nice to hear from you.
I read your article - you got it right. So, you do understand that I love Ireland just because it is. I am glad to know I am not the only one! In a matter of 2 or 3 days of being there I knew I had lost my heart forever. Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts down on paper. <3 *laura*
I am glad to hear that Ireland will be / should be beautiful in October. It was amazing in May. I am so looking forward to being there again.
When my grandma brought up the idea of wanting to to Ireland last spring, who was I to refuse a trip? I can't say that I had always dreamed of going there, but it sounded okay to me. My mom and aunt and grandmother had been the ones doing all the research into our relatives who left Ireland during the famine and family history of the Fitzgeralds.
But when we got there and I saw the country and met the people, I totally lost my heart! It's something I can't put into words. Not the feeling some people have of "home", I just love it because it is. Does that even make sense...probably not. Oh well....
I haven't seen Van Morrison ever, but I tried to pull up some videos on youtube. Not much out there on him. I just know he is called the Belfast Cowboy. That seems funny to me. My older brothers played a lot of music and so I think I tend to like what they listened to and he is one of them. Also The Guess Who, Chicago, some others.
I really like Florida. I have been there several times. Of course, I am a big fan of sunshine and warmth! *laura*
With the 'hat and beard' we have much in common. Not to mention poetry, singing, an eclectic taste in music and of course last but not least . . .Van Morrison (a fellow 'Belfastonian' of mine). Nice to have you as a friend!
Thanks for the photo comment! I lucked out on the lighting. I had been walking around Dublin all evening and was trying to find my way back to my hotel and was walking past this (museum) and snapped it. It was almost too dark! Plus, I don't have that great of a camera! I am going back to Ireland in two weeks with a better camera, so I hope to get better pictures. I don't know if I'll be back in Dublin, but I'll get to see the Ring of Kerry that I didn't get to see in May. Thanks again!