Wednesday, May 5, 2010
"Well, then. Now. I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring, it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and himself got off. He didn't have the look of an American tourist at all about him. Not a camera on him; what was worse, not even a fishin' rod. " Father Peter Lonegran Narrator
One of my favorite films is The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen and Barry Fitzgerald. It is set in a small town called Innisfree. Since I first began watching this film, I have had a strong desire to travel to Ireland.
Well my dreams are coming true. Steve gave me a trip to Ireland for Christmas! We will be going in September and i have already planned a wonderful trip. We will be starting in Dublin, heading south to Glendalough and Wicklow then hopping the train to Galway Bay. We will be seeing the Cliffs of insanity aka The Cliffs of Moher and hopping a ferry over to the Aran Islands where we will taking a pony cart, much like the one in the film.
But wait, it gets even better! My dad is taking my sister and me to Ireland in June! Boy do I need these vacations, with all that I have been dealing with in real life. Just to be able to let loose and not be responsible for anything but having fun! My brother and his wife will be joining us and Pat will be driving us around in Ireland, visiting Killarney, Limmerick, The Ring of Kerry, Rathburn Farm. I am so looking forward to the trip. Spending time with my Dad in Ireland is going to be a memory I will cherish forever.