Jared and Mary's Excellent Adventure

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Erin go bragh!

Did you know that palm trees grow in both Ireland and Florida? Or that there seem to be as many sheep in Ireland as people? How about the fact that haggis is actually quite good? These and many other things I learned during my trip to Ireland and Scotland, a really fantastic experience. My parents are still in the UK, exploring Wales and England. Hopefully they won't get too lost....

I travelled to the western part of Ireland with my family and then we headed towards to Dublin before going to Scotland. In 'Alba' (as it used to be known) we visited Edinburgh, the highlands, and Glasgow. I think the most important part for me was visiting Achill, the island birthplace of my great grandmother Bridget. Here are some photos of that lovely island: