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WHAT IS IT ABOUT IRELAND? – The Gathering, 2013

Michael’s Bar, and Michael himself. County Kerry.

Tourism Ireland fed me a fine lunch yesterday; tender meat drenched in Jameson whiskey, with spinach and spuds. I don’t have to repay them by saying nice things about the Irish but, bejesus, somehow I just feel like doing so.

I’ve spent some miserable, cold, hungry days and nights in their country, and enjoyed every minute of them.

The luncheon event was a pleasant plug to Sydney travel agents and writers, promoting 2013 as the Irish Year of The Gathering. Continue reading

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