TBT Reblog- What I Learned in Ireland



The Irish are opinionated and nosy, but in a good way.

Guinness is way better the closer you get to its birthplace.

There are a lot of places, people, and things that call themselves Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction.

If you lived in Ireland 500 to 1,000 years ago, and could possibly arrange it, being born to nobility was definitely the way to go.


The city of Kinsale, Ireland’s gourmet capital, reminds us of Annapolis. The harbor, banked by wandering medieval streets lined with trendy restaurants, pubs, and shops, is full of boats moored to floating docks. The sea hangs heavy in the air. Food is cooking everywhere. Enticing whiffs of culinary this and that waft through the air. If you squint you can see cartoon squiggles.


Old Head of Kinsale is an ancient place. There’s something mystical there. The meadows blend into the skies into the seas with dizzying…

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