With today being St Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be ideal to save this post for today. Due it’s non-veggie credentials, I won’t be celebrating with a Guinness but it is a perfect opportunity to reflect on my growing love for the Emerald Isle.
Being half Irish I’ve had a natural curiosity to learn more about where many of my ancestors are from for a long time. We visited family in Dublin regularly as I was growing up but it is usually very different revisiting somewhere as an adult (that is probably a topic for a post of its own!) My eagerness to see more of Ireland has happily been helped along since my dad moved back to his homeland not so long ago.
In 2013, I made three trips over and have another one on the horizon next month. Seeing some of the Irish countryside and exploring some of the smaller towns has been wonderful. My dad’s house is in a rural location, to say the least, down in County Wexford. Also known as the “sunny southeast,” I’ve been blessed with gorgeous weather each time.
Dotted with picturesque little towns, a sandy coastline, and lush green fields this is beautiful part of Ireland. Foodwise, I have to give a special mention to Katy Daly’s in Gorey (the nearest proper town to my dad’s house) which has welcoming staff and a couple great veggie options – last October whilst in Dubrovnik I got talking to an Irish couple from this region and it was the first thing we both had to say about Gorey!
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Have you ever visited Ireland? What is your favourite part of the country?