Monthly Archives: October 2011

Out In the Country

From friends, family, and casual acquaintances we hear: “I LOVE Ireland.  It’s so green. I’m definitely going someday.” Yes.  It is.  It really is as green as everyone imagines it to be.  And the cottages, stone fences, and the fields … Continue reading

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Shaw Didn’t Blog – A Writer is Humbled by Dublin’s Literary Heritage

As someone who has suffered the fevered sickness of literary aspiration for more years than I care to count, I was firmly put in my place this week during a visit to the Dublin Writers Museum.  When held up against … Continue reading

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A Look at Dublin Expat Life After Three Months

After living in Dublin for only a month, I had the temerity to post a list of five things I hated about living in Dublin and Ireland.  Two months on, I have three times the perspective I had at that … Continue reading

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Take Two And Call…..? A Look At Irish Health Care

Caveat – What follows is all entirely my assessment, because nobody, even the Irish Government’s website, can give you a lucid, easy to digest description of what is and is not covered, when, by who, and for how much. One … Continue reading

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