Thursday, March 17, 2011

to Ireland, with love

Although I'm not that big of a St. Patty's day celebrant, I do have a special place in my heart for Ireland.

During my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to visit the Republic for about a week.

Let me reminisce for a moment ...

Dublin flats

Ballybunion Beach at sunset

I capture the Cliffs of Moher's castle

A little cozy corner I found while on a walk

Street flowers

A crowded Dublin

The Ring of Kerry

I've always been fascinated with Ireland -- with the Troubles, the religious and political divide, the authors (raise your hand if you love James Joyce! and Oscar Wilde), the people, the coffee, the chocolate (Butler's Irish Creme Liquer, anyone?), the music (I could listen to Bill Whelan's Riverdance for days).

Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!

I leave you with the Pogues (a Christmas song -- but still, one of my favorite Irish songs):


  1. Butler's Chocolate! I know of 2 others who like this chocolate, and now you are number three! The best chocolate in the world!!!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  2. I love this entry, Anna. Yay for Ireland!