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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Ahhhh, this is the weekend that all those Irishmen come out and say, “Top of the morning to ya” as they go about their daily doings.  As I prep some Shephards Pie to share with friends in the Irish tradition, I think about some of the places I’ve been in Ireland.  Happy memories.

       I am posting links here to blogs in hopes that you’ll head to the Emerald Isle with me…….simply click the link below each photo to go to the blog post, taking a wee journey to a magical place. 

Tall Castles dot the Irish Landscape  


 What a find! The Gregans Castle House Hotel in the Burren. 


Visiting the Burren is a visual treat.  Lots of Irish music too.


 Ashford Castle Hotel: An Extraordinary Experience 


 Loved staying at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin.  


   What a fun surprising–finding this memorial in a lush green corner of Dublin Square 


 I’m adding these two photos just for fun.  Both make me smile and think about the charming country called Ireland.

What makes you smile?  I hope you will share your favorite Irish memory, place to visit,  joke or famous Irish saying in the comment section below.


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Susan J. Smith
Susan's career includes writing for newspapers, lots of community work and a wonderful family life. Now she is enjoying traveling, photography and writing for DesignDestinations and Grand Rapids Magazine. She welcomes you on her journey and appreciates your comments.


  1. posted by
    Meegan Holland
    Mar 17, 2013 Reply

    Oh how I want to get to Ireland some day. These photos inspire me.

  2. posted by
    Mar 17, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing a wee bit of Ireland 🙂

  3. posted by
    Mar 17, 2013 Reply

    My ‘German’ Dad (and ND grad) made a very Irish toast at my wedding. I have always loved it…..’May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back’…..and so on. It is a well worn and well loved irish blessing. No matter your background, everyone is a little bit Irish in their heart!!

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