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The Emerald Isle

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

There is never enough time to see everything I want on a trip and in Ireland, six months still probably wouldn’t be enough. I loved Ireland, it’s┬ábeauty, it’s┬ácastle and it’s friendly people. My friend and I flew into Dublin and I had the trip planned out with great detail, even down to some budget conscious hostels and hotels picked out for each city we would be at in the evenings. Continue reading

“This is all Blarney”

Me at Blarney Castle

Me at Blarney Castle

This is the start of a quote from Queen Elizabeth I venting her frustration in dealing with Cormac MacCarthy, King of Munster. The Queen decreed that properties should be occupied under title to her. Cormac MacCarthy responded to each of her letters promising his loyalty to her, but not his land. She finally lost her composure saying “This is all Blarney, he never means what he says, he never does what he promises”*. Continue reading