Ireland Calling! April 2012 Slideshow Produced in Collaboration with my US Group on AARP

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I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

14 thoughts on “Ireland Calling! April 2012 Slideshow Produced in Collaboration with my US Group on AARP”

    1. Michael, thanks for your comment. The Boyne Valley has a very special place in my heart as we lived in Drogheda for many years. Great memories and hope to re-visit soon.

  1. Jean, what a delightful repose’ to travel through, especially if you are Irish, which I am. I have seen many of the sites you capture in this slideshow, however you enhance it with the lovely phrases that were attached to each. Extremely well done and one that deserves a lot of attention from celtic people!

    1. Louise, many thanks for writing. I’m delighted that the Slideshow resonated with you. Hopefully, more and more people will become aware of these monthly slideshows which are a pleasure to make as Ireland has so much to offer. Best wishes, Jean

    1. Hi Vinnie, thanks for your comment. While I agree that Liberty Hall certainly doesn’t have the aesthetic beauty of so many of our older buildings in Ireland, I included it for two reasons. Firstly, because of its name – and the fundamental importance of ‘liberty’; and secondly, because on the day I took the photo, it seemed to have mellowed and become more a part of the Quays than when I looked at it aghast as a student in the 1970s! I wonder am I alone in this?

  2. Jean, Memories rekindled – of the legend that was Ollie Walsh who inspired Kilkenny to become the hurling tour de force it later was to become; of Stradbally where I went as a kid to see my sisters in the Covent house; and of our then local Jerpoint Abbey with its fascinating history, For these and for capturing more of the overall beauty, indeed the veritable sanctuary that is the true Ireland we so love – thank you once again, superb as always Jean, Richard

  3. My Mother’s Irish Eyes are Smiling! Somewhere she sees what you have given witness to: April beauty! We marked her birthday April 9. She always wanted to visit Ireland, and now she has! Thanks, Jean. —

    1. Ellie, I’m delighted that the slideshow, and especially, this April one, had such significance for you. Isn’t it amazing how a chance comment about Ireland could have connected us and you your mother to her Irish heritage in this way. Clearly, it was meant to happen!

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