Why go to Ireland???

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Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

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This is a question I asked myself many times over my lifetime.
What is it about Ireland that attracts people so? What magic draws them, time after time, to this small island hovering on the edge of Europe?
The quick answer is the beauty. Or the history. Or the people. Well, I guess there isn’t one quick answer, is there?
Coming from America, I do know that one of the chief attractions of Ireland is that it is so compact. It’s small. The island itself is only 100 miles by 300 miles. There is no place more than an hours’ drive from the ocean. Within one day, you can travel to countless pubs, castles, stone circles, stunning cliffs or historic houses.
One day driving in America from Miami will barely get you out of Florida, a particularly flat and boring trip along tree-lined I-95. I know, I’ve done that drive…

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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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3 comments on “Why go to Ireland???
  1. Kim McGuire says:

    Why go to Ireland…for all the reasons you mention…the history, the people, the food, the culture, the beauty of the landscape, the calm you feel that only comes from being some place that’s lived a history rich and wild. I love it for so many reasons too!

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  2. That’s why I missed it so much when we lived away for almost eight years. Some Irish can move away and settle very well in a new land. I just wasn’t one of them. (I think my husband wished I was – we left a warm sunny climate to come back to an Irish one) I keep telling him there’s more to life than the weather. 🙂

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