Not a drop of Irish blood runs in our veins here at Patch O' Dirt, but I do love Ireland. At least I love the Ireland I remember from 1990. My mother and sister lived there for a year and I spent two months visiting (no kids back then, and Bret was doing a lot of home remodeling while I was away). We drove everywhere and saw dozens of castles and abbeys. I have a lot of photos and brochures saved, and many, many fond memories.