We're so excited that you'll be coming to celebrate our 50th (plus...) anniversary with us in this extraordinarily special place.
You've been a part of our lives - this long and winding road - as we've laughed, stumbled, exulted, struggled, laughed, cried, given up, and tried, tried again. You've been there at the high points and the low points, and your presence in our lives has enriched us in immeasurable ways.
Aside from our two extraordinary daughters and their children, our time in Ireland has been the most immense blessing of our lives. As we often say, "In two extraordinarily ordinary lives, this is something very cool, and very improbable, we've been able to pull off." Fourteen summer visits - two traveling and twelve settled in Westport - and of ever increasing length. Starting at three weeks for the first several years, extending to eight for the last six, and stretching out to four months in 2020. We can't believe our good fortune.
Please check updates to this tab as we add tips and hints to maximize the fun of your visit. Count on us for a rousing celebratory party during your stay, and for insider information about pubs, restaurants, cafes, music, day trips, golf courses, salmon and trout fishing guides, photo spots, etc. Feel free to reach out with questions at any time. It is our fervent hope to be able to help you drink in all of this marvelous culture and breathtaking natural beauty during your visit. In the meantime, make sure to click on all the tabs and links on this website. And if you really have some time, access our blog. You'll find it at milseaininireland.blogspot.com. Long form writing reflecting every visit since 2007.. And lots of pictures....
Remember, most folks will join us during the week of June 20 -27, although some are coming a little earlier and some a little later. The most important date will be Tuesday/Wednesday, June 21/22. It will be on one of those nights that we will host our party - plenty of pints, wine, hard cider, whiskey, finger food, and one of our favorite musical groups - The Garibaldis. The "craic* will be deadly - only you can bring it to ninety!
Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org 772-321-6641 In Ireland: calling from overseas - 011 353 85 157 7373, in country - 085 157 7373 Candee: email@example.com 772-321-2070 In Ireland: from overseas - 011 353 85 157 8206, in country - 085 157 8206
We should be in Ireland by late May 2022, so last minute questions would need to reach us via email or our Irish mobiles.
*Craic or "crack" is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic. e.g., "What's the craic?"
Here's all the different kinds of craic.
Good craic: A fairly ok night out, fun but nothing too amazing.
Mighty craic: Better than good craic, not quite at the highest level, someone did some crazy stuff maybe.
Savage craic: Almost there, great night all together, everyone on top form, Guinness flowing, great jokes.
Deadly craic: A step above savage but not quite the Everest moment.
The craic was ninety: The nirvana of craic, everything was amazing, incredible, everyone hooked up, the pints were great.