Why go to Ireland???


Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

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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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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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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