The first time I visited Ireland, I was immediately charmed by its fabled beauty. Flying into Shannon Airport, we couldn’t believe the intense greens; the small fields fenced about with stones; the little cottages and clusters of houses and little shops that make up the Irish village.
At first it feels like you are on a movie set, or you just stepped into a coffee-table book! It took us awhile to settle in and to really see the places and the people. The scale of things, the easy friendliness of the people and the variety of experiences have called us back to Ireland again and again.
So get ready to put your feet on “the old sod,” as the Irish Americans called it!
Here are some links that will help you get in the spirit!
- A family album of photographs of real people and places, created to help the immigrant’s family members connect to their homeland
- Irish news, entertainment and politics coverage
- Official Web site of Tourism Ireland
- What’s on around Ireland: special offers and places to stay
Have a favorite site to recommend? Send it along! And don’t forget to register for ProComm 2015—it’s time to go to Ireland!