Ireland through the Years

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve got a gorgeous day on tap, and I am starting my birthday weekend. . . now. I am off to the JFK Presidential Library for a walk through and then for a walk along the waterfront in the sunshine. This day is a long time coming!

We still don’t have specific plans tonight, but I am sure there will be some sort of celebrating. To mark the occasion, give you all a laugh, and show you over a decade of trips to Ireland, I thought I would share a few photos. I kind of got scanner happy. . . so you may be seeing many more old photos in the future!

Here goes!

Galway

Summer 1999 in Galway with a former member of the Sawdoctors- I know you don’t see much of Ireland in this photo, but look at how ridiculous both my hair and skirt are!

Galway

March 2001, my apartment in Galway – I can’t believe I studied abroad 10 years ago! This was, I believe, the night before my 21st birthday. . . Winking smile

Aran Islands

April 2001 Inis Mor, the Aran Islands

Galway

Sometime in 2001 – The above is my apartment building. My bedroom was at the very top all the way to the left, and I loved it. Below is the view out of my bedroom window of the weekly farmers market.

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Galway Bay sunset

Galway Bay sunsets

Galway Bay sunset

Clare Island

Clare Island, County Mayo

Clare Island

Clew Bay from Clare Island

Clare Island

Sheep grazing on Clare Island

Connemara

The rugged wild West of Connemara, Bauranaraun, the place where my father in law comes from

I have hundreds more where these came from. May your day be filled with luck, friendship, and St. Patrick’s Day cheer! I’ll be back later with a recipe for Irish brown bread!

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  1. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Happy birthday weekend! It’s funny to see you younger and blonder! I studied abroad about 10 years ago too and will NOT be scanning those photos :)

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    Happy St. Patty’s Day…and happy birthday weekend! xoxo

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  3. Jess’s avatar

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy birthday!

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  4. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    The sunsets are stunning and your apartment look so quaint and charming.

    Happy St. Pattys Day and early Happy Birthday!

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  5. Megan’s avatar

    I can’t believe that’s you in that first picture!! So great seeing your pictures over the years. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Birthday Weekend!

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  6. Raija’s avatar

    :) Scrumpy Jack forever.

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Scrumpy Jack through a straw hehehehe :)

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    2. Justin’s avatar

      Happy Birthday! Enjoy this amazing weather.

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    3. Elizabeth’s avatar

      Happy birthday!!! Didn’t even recognize you in that first photo!

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    4. Daisy’s avatar

      Holy long hair + short skirt. I love it!! What fun memories and gorgeous photos. Yay for birthday celebrations beginning and I am soo jealous of your walks right now!

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    5. alicia’s avatar

      I love the young Meghan photos!!!

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    6. Rose’s avatar

      like your comments & pictures, who where the relations from Bauranaraun I live in Kylemore

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      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        My husband’s family are the Kings. He has an aunt in Letterfrack, one in Clifden, one in Tullycross, and one in Gowlan, and his uncle from Bauranaraun just passed away a couple of weeks ago.

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      2. Raija’s avatar

        I found my pictures from this trip…well at least some of them!! I want to scan them now too so I can share them with you, MVO and Julie! :)

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