Often I wonder about life in former times, and coming to Ireland with its castle ruins, abandoned stone cottages and markings left dotted on the hillside are the remains silently telling the story. If I listen carefully through the breeze, might I sense it?
In some cases people travel to Ireland searching for their ancestral locations, and I saw folks in cemeteries photographing tombstones and checking their notebooks. I hope that they are able to make connections with living relatives, too, completing the circle.
Experiencing all the goodness of Ireland, and taking away a deepened appreciation for your own personal circumstances is the best of both worlds.