My favorite places in Ireland were Connemara (beautiful scenery and Kylemore Abbey), Glenveagh Castle (we just don’t have castles in America like we should!), Carrick A Rede rope bridge, Giants Causeway, and the tours of Derry and Belfast that taught me so much Irish history.

There are riots still going on there at the moment. They started while we were there – brick throwing, protests, etc. It has now escalated quite a bit (read here). These people are living in a real war zone that has been that way for forty some years, even after the peace treaties. Wild to think that this day and age, we still have a physical wall that divides people from each other because of religion and politics. Makes my heart hurt.

So much more I could say about these places and this country! Better to chat in person, if ye like. :)