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Friday, July 18, 2014

Dreaming of Ireland's countryside

I love to read novels that  take place in Ireland's small towns ,villages and countryside.
 The characters have wonderful times talking, singing,dancing, working and sometimes even falling in love in these pubs.Some have been going to the same pub for generations and all have become like family.
The quaint simple warm homes charm Me.

The Castles enchant.
Oh the farmlands......

The farms and open land all call My name.
I don't just want to read the books though,I want  to go there Myself.Who wants to go with Me ? We can all go. 

We'll listen to the ancient stories told by the locals and wonder all night if they're true.

The chill and foggy moisture will give the air a sweet smell as We take early morning walks with Our dogs.
The Tin /Penney Whistle, along with the Bodhran drums.
Joanie Madden (My favorite musician of all time)

I have a little surprise for Our trip......

 Were going to a dinner show :)

In My heart I'll be dancing right along with them.Thank you for going along on a true dream of Mine. I know it was also a dream of My Grammie's too, Kathryn Winn Ketzel.To join the other parties that are traveling to their dream destinations in Europe Please go to Anita's Castles Crowns and Cottages (Simply Irresistible Party) found at the top of My sidebar. Love Denise 


Mary Hone said...

Oh yes please! That all looks wonderful.

Luisa María Benito said...

Hi Denise!
Thanks to Anita today I can enjoy your pictures and your blog!.
I want to go with you! Yup!
I want to go to Ireland, and I enjoy their paisages thanks to your photos.
I wish you a great weekend.
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Denise! I do not (to my knowledge!) have a drop of Irish blood in me, but when I hear the music, see photos of the land and hear the lovely accent of natives, I feel a pang of familiar love in my heart for Ireland. Is it a love put there by our Creator? Who knows....but to share the love and inspiration of such places is what's happening today, right here.

Thank you for participating! Visit the others and have FUN! Anita

Linda P said...

Hello Denise, I would love to visit Ireland one day. My family is rich with ancestors from Ireland and Scotland. I would be dancing right along with you. It would be great fun to listen to the ancient stories told about the locals. Thanks for taking me along on your dream. Coming over from Anita's CCC.

La Contessa said...

I would love to go to IRELAND too!Especially since my last name is KIRKPATRICK!The farms call to me too......so much BEAUTY!I got stuck in ITALY for a few years so will pull up my boot straps and head NORTH.Beautiful POST........ANITA sent me!

Stephanie said...

I was just visiting another blog and the writer of that blog wanted to go to Greece and now I visit your blog and get to see the beauty of Ireland...I feel like I have been all over the world today :)

To be honest, it is also a dream of mine to go to Ireland. My great-grandmother is from Ireland :)

Take care, sweet Denise, and have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

jinxxxygirl said...

Denise if i ever win the Lottery i'm going! I often say i swear i must have some Irish blood in me...all the things you mentioned make my heart sing too....Hugs! deb

The Dutchess said...

Such a lovely post..xoxo

Karena Albert said...

Dear Denise I have always thought that visiting Ireland would be a most enchanting and memorable trip...it is on my list! Thank you so very much for sharing!

The Arts by Karena
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet friend, I see you came by! And now you are making me want to whip out my penny whistle and play!!!!!! Love to you, Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Riverdance! I will be dancing along in my dreams also! Thank you for the wonderful tour.. I really enjoyed!

Robyn said...

My ancestry is Irish, Denise, so thanks so much for this lovely post. I so enjoyed it! Many cousins of mine have visited but I have yet to go. I must though - the scenery is spectacular. So nice to meet you :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh, you and me too! My contribution is the first of several posts on my trip to Ireland last November. I think I need to return...soon...

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Denise, I love that you picked Ireland! I too have a hard time resisting any book or movie set there. I studied Irish literature in a class back in college and never really got over it :) Hope you will stop by, I am also part of Anita's party.

xo Mary Jo

Jenny said...

It is the most enchanting place I've been. You must go! The Ireland I know is in the last photos of the farmlands along the coast on the Beara Peninsula. Super chowder in every little village and the Irish Soda Bread is to die for. Ireland was my dream, too. Love your post. xo Jenny

toves sammensurium said...

ooooh,i having that dream too!!!!Looks so cosy and I think the people there are oh so charming!Would go anytime!!!!!!

Tove :)

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Denise,
I had fun dreaming of Ireland with you, and was even happier to discover Joanie Madden! I went over to You Tube to see what she was about and now I have her playing in the background!:-D
Thank you for a dreamy Celtic tour!!!
Blessings and hugs, Linnie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Denise, Lovely post of my beloved Ireland. Your pics and words just sing to my heart. I am half Irish from my father and my grandparents were from Dublin. I do plan to go one day and hope to find my ancestors if any are still there.
You created and inspiring and enchanting post my friend. I hope one day you will be there, but I can tell you are already in your heart!!
Blessings and Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Denise! Good morning, love.....

I just saw your kind comment on my post as I sit here eating my lunch before I set out to visit the museum! I too believe that one day we will meet, dancing to the song of eternity! YOWSA, can you even imagine that? NO! Because no eye has seen, no ear has heard.....but if this life offers so many delights such as the Irish countryside, there has to be a HUGE PARTY up there for us!

So you had a crush on an El Ranchoite? OHHHHHH! Those were the days...well my friend, enjoy the party and again, I'm taking out my penny whistle this weekend and also watch Into the West...has you seen that movie? YOU MUST! It is totally Irish, with a white horse....swoon!

Constance said...

Hello Denise:)

Your masthead is gorgeous!

And you make Ireland with its green beauty come alive! (and the scones make me hungry!)
I had the pleasure of visiting Ballyfin last year, and fell in love with the Irish countryside.

Happy weekend to you:)

Mary Ann Potter said...

What wonderful photos of Ireland! My sister-in-law says that it's her favorite country, and she's been to many!

Ah, Riverdance! If I'd saved my old tap shoes, I'd want to dust them off right away!

A delightful post!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! They make me want to pack up and head to Ireland NOW! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Rhonda said...

Beautiful Ireland, it's perfect! Love your gorgeous images of the land of tales and stories.

I hope to go one day!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Denise,

Lovely to discover your blog and I enjoyed your post on Ireland and seeing your wonderful photos.
My Fathers family were from Ireland so it is on my list of places to visit one day. Love how green the countryside is.
Happy Sunday

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I hope that you are able to visit Ireland one day.

I was fortunate to visit Ireland in 1996. I stood in the homes where my great grandparents were born. One of them is now a stable that houses sheep.

My description of Ireland is... ...waking up each day and jumping into a storybook.

You have captured all that makes Ireland enchanting, Denise!

irma said...

Ireland, countryside of legend is a ground to make dream.

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speedyrabbit said...

My list of places to visit is getting longer now,gorgeous!,xx Rachel and SPeedy

Lynzie said...

Ireland, I place that I would love to go also. I play the penny whistle, and seeing this post makes me want to bring out the Irish love in me. Thank you!

Palomasea said...

Dear Denise...Ireland holds a special place in my heart as well...incredibly beautiful and mystical..
Thank you for this splendid journey!!
So glad we are all connecting via our sweet Anita's magical party..
A glorious Sunday to you! :)
- Irina

It's me said...

Lovely post welcome on Anita's party !!!......nice to met you....love Ria...x !

Anonymous said...

Aww, this is so magical just as Ireland is. I touched on Ireland on a stop to a final destination and remember thinking how beautiful it looked from the air. One day my fiance wants to go there. And I am sure it will be fabulous. thanks you for sharing your dream.

Botanic Bleu said...

Something tells me traveling with you would be a fun-filled trip whatever the destination. So, yes, take me along on your trip to Ireland.

Thanks for joining me in seeing the call of the doors in France. I will be your latest follower.


Sarah Coller said...

I dream of Ireland, too! I'd love to know some of the titles of the books you're talking about. Always looking for a good read! My post is about my trip to England. One of the girls on our tour was from Ireland. The photo with the two girls in blue---the one with blonde hair is my Irish friend, Leta. I hope you'll stop by my England post, if you haven't already.


nélinha said...

c'est une très belle destination, et un très joli pays aux facettes multiples...thanks for sharing with us
bisous de la France
Nélinha www.mespassionsentoutessaisons.blogspot.fr

Palomasea said...

Thank you so much, dear Denise, for all of your sweet comments! So glad to have made a new blog friend... :)
A wonderful day to you!
- Irina

Sonja Goodson said...

What a beautiful visit, sign me up for the next trip! A little bit of heaven, before heaven!! :)

Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Denise! Ireland also holds a special place in my dreams! Thank you for sharing such lovely images. Simply irresistible… ♡Dawn

Lady Linda said...

Oh you lovely creative friend! I adore your posts. My
daughter Gina has been to Ireland. My friend Ann has been about 3 times. I have a wee bit of Irish in me and would love to travel there. I have been babysitting extra too. We are needed, huh Grandma!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Denise my friend, you are so kind to have come today to comment and also for participating in the link party. It is touching to see all of the dear ladies comment on each others' blogs, to see how everyone joined in on the spirit of it all. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! And like you, I will continue to dream of far off lands from the comfort of my home since it's really unlikely I'll ever go to any of those dream destinations. But we can dream!!!

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.