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A Few Musings on Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day

I have a confession: I kind of forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day today. As I hang my head in shame.  I mean, I knew it was today, but guess the holiday didn’t register for me. In fact, last week I stocked up on plenty of Guinness for festivities at home, which includes us watching Gold Rush with beer.

But it totally slipped my mind until I saw today’s beautiful Google Doodle:

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Although we are not celebrating St. Patrick’s Day big this year, this holiday always reminds me of the beautiful and most beloved Ireland. As you may know from previous posts, I LOVE Ireland. I love the culture, the welcoming Irish, the beautiful scenery and of course the drinks that seem to warm me to the core. {Side eye to Jameson.}

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish than to take a stroll down memory lane? Here are a few of my fave Irish moments captured in our travels to Ireland last year. I am hoping beyond hope to make it back to Ireland at some point this year. Enjoy these snapshots from Dublin!

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If you haven’t been to Ireland, put it on your short list. Simply stated, Ireland is a country filled to the brim culture that is soul fulfilling and satisfying.

So from me to you, “Slainte.”  {Or, cheers in Irish.}  Know I will be toasting with a little sampling of Jameson and Guinness tonight, all for one of my favorite places: unforgettable and charming and slightly magical, Ireland.

What about you friends? Have you ever been to Ireland? What did you think of when you visited? How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?


PS- For a bit fun this St. Patrick’s Day… I am joining up with Amanda from Living in Another Language for a fun giveaway. May the luck of the Irish be with you!


1.Scattered Seashells || 2. My Life of Travels and Adventures || 3. True Colors || 4. Wanderlust || 5. Bell Bliss || 6. Laura in Wonderland || 7. We Took the Road Less Traveled || 8. The Happy Type || 9.Found Love Now What || 10. Eat, See, Do || 11. Grace Believer || 12. Runaway Kiwi || 13. || 14. A Home Away From Home || 15. Independent Travel Cats || 16. Living in Another Language

So, what are we giving away? Glad you asked.

-$130 of Paypal Cash

-6 months of ad space

-A Korean goodie box, packaged and shipped straight from Seoul

-And a piece of jewelry like this (bracelet or necklace)

Sound good? Enter away! Remember you can enter everyday via twitter, and the more entries you have, the better chance you have of winning! Winner will be chosen on March 28th. The winner will be verified!

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