This adventure began with a chance meeting in Maryland – of all things looking at a Subaru and the story began. After several days in this beautiful country I can be assured that the Lord has His hand in this journey – “yeah, yeah, yeah”!! Celebrating Pat & Jean’s 40th Anniversary in a quaint Irish Catholic church with a wonderful priest topped off by an Irish blessing was a gift from God. Summarizing what Ireland revealed to me and will be cast in my heart memory for life are:
Green – like an emerald the island is gorgeous
Sheep – various breeds dot the hillsides
Narrow windy roads – breathtaking journeys
Pubs – colorful on the outside friendly on the inside
Excellent food – a variety of fresh fish, lamb and bread (potatoes)
Rings – Kerry was a highlight with magnificent views
Kenmare – our home was charming from all aspects
Music – Irish music warms the heart and with a brew everyone joins in (Dezy was tops), Michael O’Brien and Sean – excellent!
Adventure – for the outdoorsman heart our trip was very memorable with golf and fishing
Castles and churches – a photographer’s dream “brilliant”
We learned to always look for loos – Thanks so much Dezy and Clare for an adventure of a lifetime – May the Lord continue to bless you in your journey. [Billy M. LaPlata, Maryland]