There are many beautiful stone ruins and castles throughout Ireland. But if you want the dirt on the oldest Kilkenny structure, I recommend a visit to the Hole in the Wall pub!
My love for the written and spoken word brought us front and center for an hour long event with Eddie Lenihan, Ireland’s foremost storyteller, in downtown Ennis. Lenihan, who has been collecting traditional stories and lore from the older generation for thirty years, shared his favorite stories with a rapt crowd in the dimly lit bar.
Our Ireland travels took us to the beautiful Inis Oirr, the smallest Aran Island and a “gaeltacht” This means I got to try out some of my Irish!
For a long time, I ignored the calls of Ireland. The country across the pond was urging me to visit its green shores, rustic vilages and welcoming people. I have finally answered — and Ireland is never getting rid of me.
I’m a “when in Rome” kind of girl except where my first cup of coffee is concerned. One of our first priorities in Ireland — find some fresh roasted beans. Mission complete.
Do you have a bucket list? A list of experiences you want to have before your life expires? Yeah. Me neither. Rather I have a bucket item . . . Ireland.