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Oh listdoonvarna.

March 17, 2011

Ahh. St. Patrick’s Day.

After spending a week in Ireland two years ago and experiencing the madness the way only the Irish do, I’m now a huge fan of this holiday.

Oh let’s face it. I’m a huge fan of anything Irish. Winking smile 

That week was one of the best of my entire life. Ireland officially has a place in my heart forever and mark my word, I will return one day… and hopefully for an extended period of time. Open-mouthed smile (Any Irish readers out there looking for a soon-to-be business major graduate? I’m sooooo available!)

So, that being said, in honor of my favorite island nation and holiday, I’m going old school and posting pictures from my trip. Part for St. Patrick’s Day, part for pure nostalgia baby. Laughing out loud

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One of the first sights on our way from the airport to our hotel in Dublin. If that isn’t Irish, I don’t know what is. Smile

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Mr. Guinness himself!

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Inside Kilmainham Gaol—the jail in Dublin where all of those arrested during the Easter Uprising were executed. Look it up!

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Learned to love this flag!

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Don’t see that in America. Winking smile

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Blarney Castle!

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I kissed the Blarney Stone… and I liked it. Winking smile

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Ohhh Irish boys. You’ll always have a special place in my heart. Winking smile

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On the Aran Islands! Amaaaazing!

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Our day trip to Derry in Northern Ireland! Inspiration behind one of my favorite U2 songs ever—Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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Open-mouthed smile

And on that note, this concludes our short trip down memory lane. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

So to you on this St. Patrick’s Day—I wish you lots of green beer and if you’re Irish, lots of kisses. Winking smile

Until next time!

Sarah Peace

PS—and for those of you wondering about my title, here you go. Smile

 

Straight from Wikipedia:

“Lisdoonvarna (Irish: Lios Dúin Bhearna, meaning “Enclosure at the Fort by the Gap”) is a spa town of 822 people (2002 census) in County Clare in Ireland. Famous for its music and festivals, in September each year one of Europe’s largest matchmaking events is held in the town attracting upward of 40,000 romantic hopefuls, bachelor farmers and accompanying revellers. The month-long event is an important tourist attraction. The current matchmaker is Willie Daly, a fourth-generation matchmaker.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2011 2:16 am

    ahhh love the pics! You’re so lucky to have experienced the real deal 🙂

  2. March 18, 2011 6:16 am

    I would love to go to Ireland! It’s the only country that I have ancestry that I haven’t been to 🙂

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