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A Page From My Journal: Discussing Conamara National Park And The Concept of Perfection

I keep a journal.  It wouldn’t feel right telling people that I want to be a writer if I didn’t write things down regularly.  Usually I have a notebook in my bag and if I don’t then my phone’s notepad is my best friend.  Hopefully one day I’ll be on Stephen King’s level where I […]

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

If there is one thing I have realized from the family vacations of my childhood and teenage years, it is the importance of a good night’s sleep before embarking on a journey. I backpacked solo through Eastern Europe for two weeks while my luggage was locked away at Dublin Airport awaiting my return. There were […]

A Charming Seaside Irish Town

Good timing resulted in my opportunity to live in one of Ireland’s most charming towns this summer, An Cheathrù Rua. An hour west of Galway along the coastline, this town is called home by some of Ireland’s remaining native Gaelic speakers. Unbeknownst to much of the world, Ireland has a native language preceding English that many […]

7 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit County Galway Ireland

1. Inis Oirr, Aran Islands Inis Oirr is smallest of the three Aran Islands resting off the coast of western Ireland in Galway Bay. [pronounced: “In-ish eer”] 2. An Cheathrú Rua Charming houses like this can be found throughout small western Irish towns. I found this one on a walk to the beach. 3. Conamara […]

Video: Seven Weeks in Europe

From the beginning of July 2015 to the end of August, I spent nearly seven weeks in Europe.  My first four and a half weeks were enjoyed in An Cheathrú Rua, a tiny seaside Gaeltacht in County Galway, Ireland.  After studying the Irish language for a year, yes there is actually a native Irish language, I received […]