One of the most leisurely tours we have conducted was the Emerald Ireland tour in 2003. There are so many photos that would illustrate the serenity of the trip. I have chosen a scene from Glendalough in County Wicklow, the home of one of my forebears, Matthew Lyon (1746-1822). Lyon came to American as a poor emigrant but rose to be a colonel in the American war of independence and a member of Congress.
I think The Irish Blessing will be a wonderful wish that we can leave for our travelers for the years 2008. I picked up this copy at the Blarney Woolen Mills. Blarney is always a favorite stop on the Ireland itinerary. Those who need it want to kiss the Blarney Stone and others spend their time in the woolen mills. This beautiful calligraphy is copyrighted by L. J. Young. I hope you will pick up one of the large copies suitable for framing the next time you are in Blarney.
Happy New Year, and enjoyable travels in 2008.