Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Big, Green Irish Vacation



My husband is such a tease.

No, not in the way you might think.

You see, he KNOWS how much I want to travel to Ireland. So he keeps forwarding these emails to me from Aer Lingus advertising airfare sales to Ireland, knowing full well that we can't go right now. I don't even know why he gets those emails in the first place, now that I think of it. Probably just so he can be a pest and forward them to me.

But all teasing aside, I do hope that we'll be able to get to Ireland while I'm still young enough to enjoy it (and before my daughter is old enough to hate family vacations).

I want the full tour: shamrocks, warm Guinness, plunging cliffs, crumbling castles, old cemeteries, and stuff made from wool. Yes, I know that's kind of vague, but I'm jut not very picky. I want it all.

Plus, I don't have a lot of leads as to where my Irish ancestors originated from.

However, a couple of places that do need to be on my all-inclusive Ireland tour include:

  • County Clare - home of my McGraws and Genans
  • Belfast - suspected home of my elusive Delaneys
I'd also like to hop over to Scotland for a cruise to the Orkney Islands, but that's a post for another day.

For now, I'll just dream of that big, green airplane in the sky, and wish I was on one.

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Written for the 14th Edition, Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture: Irish Vacations.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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2 comments:

Colleen Johnson, CMJ Office said...

Thanks for the great story. I share your dream of getting over there before kids hate the family trips and I'd love to hop on over to Scotland too. The Carnival is posted at: http://cmjoffice.blogspot.com/2009/07/carnival-of-irish-heritage-culture-14th.html.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks, Colleen. It was my pleasure!