Why Memoir? Why Ireland?

Why Memoir? Why Ireland?

You have a story. You have a story waiting for the telling. It may be something as fundamentally human as your memories of learning to ride a bike, or something as life-changing as coping with the death of a loved one, or anything in between that strikes a chord. What...
The Retour Retreat

The Retour Retreat

Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained. ~Thomas M. Cirignano The three months we spent last fall in Killala post Eire Retour became a renewing blend of days and nights cozied up before the turf fire, doing...
Tourist or Traveler

Tourist or Traveler

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton BARCELONA/ROME/SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Chronic overcrowding in some of Europe’s beloved tourism hotspots is fuelling an angry backlash, from polite protest to...
The Irish Pub

The Irish Pub

The pubs in Ireland serve up more than pints of Guinness, though we scarcely need more of a reason to hit a pub than for the pint. That said, the Irish pub embodies so much of what draws us back to Ireland again and again. It’s hard to remain a stranger in a pub;...
Around Our Table

Around Our Table

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table. One leg of the Eire Retour table is supported by our commitment to beautiful, delicious, body- and soul-nourishing food. The quality of raw ingredients in Ireland is second to none so we’re one leg up on...
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...