Well. It’s finally happening. As of this coming Friday (August 23, 2019), I will be leaving the USA to start a master’s degree in creative writing at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland.
The mystery of its creation is not what drew me to Newgrange, but it is what keeps me aching to return.
(AKA: How not to kill your family in a foreign country)
My next trip to Ireland is looming ever closer with each passing day. While I’ve been to Dublin (specifically) over 5 times now, the family that’s traveling with me on this trip either have never been to Ireland, or the last time they visited…
There are hundreds of castles in Ireland. Not every one is amazing–it’s just not plausible. Some castles are more tourist traps than anything else, while others are so new looking that they don’t hold any of that haunting quality that commands crowds to their iron-wrought doors.