Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Beauty of Everything Irish by Josie Riviera

March has arrived, and the renewal of Spring is upon us. It's time to look forward to things turning green--flowers blooming, birds singing, and everything Irish as we approach St. Patrick's Day.
I frequently set my books in Ireland, as my daughter lives there. As a sweet romance writer, I find Ireland to be a wonderful setting. The country is known as the Emerald Isle for the incredible landscape, a patchwork of shades of green. Full of history, tradition, kind-hearted people, the location lends itself to the sweetness of life. The Cliffs of Mohar soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. 

Enjoy windswept cliff walks where you will pass fields of sheep and cows, while the waves crash below. Or, the quaint village of Adare, which is touted as "the prettiest village in Ireland." In County Limerick, Adare is filled with thatched-roofed and ivy-covered cottages. Adorable cafes and pubs provide local fare locals and tourists alike. 

 If a castle is more your styles, Ashford Castle is located in County May. This 350 acre estate, once owned by the Guinness Brewing family, is often voted one of the world's best 5-star hotels. When the time is right, I hope you can explore Ireland in person. For now, a virtual trip for St. Patrick's Day is the next best thing. 

 Have you ever visited Ireland? Please leave your comments below.


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Josie Riviera is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.





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10 comments:

  1. My daughter and I had a tour planed last June but it was cancelled. WE are keeping our fingers crossed that we get to go this June.

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Becky.

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  2. Josie, we visited Ireland many years ago. We were there in late May, early June. We happened to be there on one of the warmest days they had had in years. It was 70 degrees, and people flocked to the beaches and the next day every Irishman had a red nose. Most of the time it was cloudy and drizzly. We walked along the Cliffs of Mohar and drove through the Gap of Dunloe. I kissed the Blarney Stone.

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    1. Merrillee, what wonderful memories! My daughter lives in Ireland and my husband and I hope we can travel there this summer.

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  3. No, but it would be fun. My grandmother’s family came there. I could do hands on genealogy and see where they lived.

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    1. Hands on would be fun and so interesting!

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  4. My grandfather was born in Ireland and I have cousins in Dublin. I would love to visit there.

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