Why Choose Ireland

Why Choose Ireland

I’m ready to go to Ireland ~ seeking a time out from the frenetic and anxiety-driven climate I feel in this post election, polarized world. The balm for my soul lies in Ireland–my heart’s destination of choice.   In Ireland, I love being able to step out my...
Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Fall is here and our lives are finding a new rhythm, rooted in a quiet, more reflective inner landscape. I love this tipping point before we step fully into the holiday season when our social calendars fill once again, threatening to bully us into feeling too busy and...
One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

Upon arrival at their home-away-from-home cottages at the Old Deanery in Killala, we greeted our travelers with the traditional Irish welcome: Céad Míle Fáilte–One Hundred Thousand Welcomes. The welcomes came in many forms: warm hugs, glowing turf fire in...
Croagh Patrick for the Non-Pilgrim

Croagh Patrick for the Non-Pilgrim

Having driven beneath the slopes of Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, a dozen or more times with little more than an upward glance toward the summit, I harbored for years a longing to see for myself what the pilgrimage to the peak was all about. I had read...
The Heart of Ireland

The Heart of Ireland

The saying goes of County Mayo: “If you could eat scenery, Mayo would be the richest county on earth.” We agree and are hungry for more…counting the days until we return to Mayo’s riches. And while there are so many places that justifiably lay claim to being the...