More Ireland ...

More photos from Glendalough ...

Dinner after hiking through the Wicklow mountains.

One of Uncle Gabriel's work of art!

Irish living room!

Uncles who feel the rhythm of the city!

What use to be Uncle Gabe's art gallery downtown.

More downtown, Grafton Street.

Irish Market.

Where Paul's Mom grew up, 46 MountJoy Square.

And the fence around the playground where she played as a child.

House where Paul's Dad was born and raised. We found this house off of an old 1954 receipt.

Another picture of Benny, Paul's Dad's childhood friend who still lives in the same house and rides his bike every day.

Ireland was good to us. We can't wait to go back!


Barb said...

Look at those exceptionally-happy Coughlins schmoozin' with the rellies! Now we know where the artistic flair comes from, and look at the produce in that market! Great Irish book material, definitely! :oD

km said...

This is a dream of my husband and I to go to Ireland someday! It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Momma Roar said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them!

Rachelle said...

Wow! I am loving your travelogue. It's almost like I was there. ALMOST!

Linda said...

So many people I know list Ireland as their #1 destination, even some college-aged boys I know well. I love these candid photos, especially the living room shot. When I went to Kazakhstan, I loved being in real homes and seeing the interior of people's lives, not just tourist pictures of the land and buildings. I know what you mean about hospitality. It's overwhelming. They (Countries outside USA) are not reluctant entertainers!

Nadine said...

What a wonderful opportunity to see the homes Paul's parents grew up in. The pictures are wonderful - you did a great job. My husband and I long to travel the world - I want to see places that are older than 2 hundred years old.

Elise said...

These are all just gorgeous pictures - and beautiful people in them! What an amazing adventure!

Tammy said...

I love these photos...it makes me want to go visit even more!

linda t said...

Oh such lovely picture!
What a dream trip Sandy! And what a blessing. I am so thrilled for you and Paul.
Such wonderful memories!

Teresa Sheeley said...

Thank you for telling me to come look at your uncle's art!!! I love it!!! How lucky you were on this whole trip. I enjoyed every picture!!