Joy and I toured generally in the Southwestern part of Ireland in 2013. The trip was only my second off the North American continent. Of course the scenery was wonderful and beautiful and all that but, more important, was experiencing it with Joy.  We share a common love of places that have a history and places where the human effort for good and otherwise is apparent.

Ireland satisfies those interests all along the way - triumph, failure and perseverance evident constantly - mostly perseverance.