Happy Saint Patrick Day!

Evening View of Dublin from J.W. Sweetman

Here’s some photos I put together from our trip to Ireland in 2013! If you ever have the chance to go, GO!  It’s one place I do hope to visit again.  The most friendly people in the world live there!  Where would you rather be?  What will you be doing today to celebrate?  Green beer?  Cook up some shepard’s pie or Dublin coddle?  Let me know and thanks for visiting.

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More Ireland

In my previous post I gave you a little tease of our trip to Ireland.  Now I will try to fill in all the details but overall my mind is still spinning from the wonderful trip we experienced.  Ireland itself has always been on my list of places to see but this past year I was drawn in a little farther.  I’d always heard stories of my mothers family being Irish, but it wasn’t until doing more genealogical research that I began to feel the pull.  The cherry on top was finding out via DNA testing that I was in fact 51% Irish!  I’ve not been able to narrow down the exact part of Ireland that my family came from but was able to come up with a general area.

Searching and planning for the trip started slow, but after a few weeks I was in information overload!  I finally decided to try and plan a trip that would cover several areas of Ireland.  This way we could see different places and get a better idea of what makes Ireland, Ireland. Continue reading