beautiful & guaranteed irish [part 2]

T.J. Tobin, John & myself

T.J. Tobin, John & myself

Before you read this post please read beautiful and guaranteed Irish – part 1[clck here]

Of course part of the reason I went to Limerick was to visit some good great friends. [Pictured left is T.J. and John Donegan [no relation – he was just in the bar that evening and decided to say hello 😉 but that is the Ireland I visited]

I went all of the back roads to see another good friend in Carrigadrohid. It was freezing and the sun was shining – yet Ireland is still so beautiful and we are so fortunate for this beautiful island. I drove around [very much around] the Galtee mountains and came in by the river Lee. It was worth it. I stopped into Doneraile Park for a picnic of sorts [another post for another day – but also free by the way..] and continued on our way to Cork City. I love Cork. I love the city. It is so colourful and energetic.

I got to meet some of the great people of the Cork Open Coffee on the Friday. To all of you who made this week, for me, amazing – go raibh míle maith agaibh. Thank you so much.

I suppose the question I’ve answered now is… that I am glad I took my ‘holdays’ in Ireland. I am so very happy that I kept my euros in this beautiful island of ours. And now I realise that rather than dwell on those who bore and snore me to sleep with their tales of woe and depression [the same goes for that Enda Kenny crapola spiel et cetera… that just keeps on coming…]. But, I at least made and effort to do my bit for Ireland. I am happier knowing that I did 🙂

3 replies
  1. HelenJ
    HelenJ says:

    I would like to go to Ireland too – and even more after reading this! Thanks – you made my day much brighter! I laughed a lot reading this…. /Helen

  2. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    @helen
    thanks for taking the time and welcome! some of the books in my library as I said in part one of this story are on landscapes ie the overviews/ non specifics – part one of this story probably shows in picture why I chose this part of Ireland a lot better – but – there are a few more posts to come on Cork yet… Funny thing is this whole part of the country is just one big garden. You should visit 🙂

    @HelenJ
    two Helens to visit Ireland! I’m glad I made you laugh 🙂 It was funny meeting John [in the pic] he said he looked small in the first photo so we had to take another, i stood on my tip toes – so we took about 5 shots in total – but thats just the ‘kind’ of town it is 🙂 you’ll love it!

    slán, beannacht agus arís go raibh míle maith agaibh
    peter

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