Monday, February 15, 2010

Thoughts of Ireland



With St. Patrick's Day coming next month it made me think of my trip to Ireland with John in 2004. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Ireland for 11 days and it was the trip of a lifetime! All of Ireland was beautiful! I especially loved touring the Waterford factory and the Beleek factory. We also went to Jerpoint Studios where they blow glass. I bought alot of things there but my favorite is a paperweight which has green and blue swirls throughout it-just gorgeous! The people in Ireland were so friendly and nice to us. We also got to spend 3 days with our friends in Ballyliffin and 1 of those days we went to their house in Derry! Paddy Ann and her family opened their home, lives and family to us and we will never forget their generosity, friendship, kindness and time with them! It was definitely a magical time for John and I!

13 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely cottage on your header. My mother's family is from Ireland. I would love to visit someday.
Marnie

Nan said...

I love your header! Don't you just want to live there?! We last visited in 1992 and stayed in the west of Ireland. Beautiful, beautiful countryside.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Love the new header! I always wanted to go to the Waterford factory as I collect it. Only ever made it to Northern Ireland, but my brother raves about the south.

Sherri said...

Nan-I do just want to live there-it was so beautiful!

I want to live in that cottage on my header-LOL!!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Sherrie, please send me an email to sukie175@hotmail.com

I want to send you womething!

Florence and Mary said...

Sherri it sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

As for me, I haven't moved into the flat yet. Furniture is being moved in on thursday then that weekend I have some friends helping me finishing up a few bits so hopefully next week

Victoria xx

Catherine Holman said...

We are going to Spaint next month to visit our son. I wish we had time to go to Ireland because it's so close and so reasonable to fly there from Spain. Maybe some day.
Hugs,
Cathie

Dar said...

Love your header Sherri! What a wonderful place to spend an anniversary. Ireland and Italy are my dream places to one day get to visit.

Rhondi said...

My husband who is also named John) and I have always wanted to go to Ireland. It looks like such a beautiful place. I'm sure the Waterford factory must be an interesting place to visit too.

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Donna said...

I've always wanted to visit Ireland. I bet you had a wonderful time! Oh to dream.....

Love your header!

Hugs,
Donna

Karen said...

I agree with the others, the cottage in your header is so quaint and it would be fun to step inside and have a look around. I would love to visit Ireland and meet some of my relatives. My uncle has gone many times, and says if you go once, you're treated like family for ever! The Irish sound like such great people.


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!