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I'm Going Off to Ireland
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Saturday, May 31, 2008
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..reminiscings of my trip in 2003 to Ireland - My Heritage.

Reminiscing on 5-year anniversary:
This was my Dream I shared with my grand-niece (H.S. graduation gift) and oldest grand-nephew (early college graduation gift). My youngest grand-nephew had his sports in which to participate (his love and choice not to go). It's wonderful to share heritage with the younger generation, but be prepared to walk a lot!
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I'm going off to Ireland
a dream I've had so long
I'm going off to Ireland
tho, my stay will not be long.

I want to tour Dublin and touch the stones
of Christ Church Cathedral,  and St. Patricks,
and Trinity College.
I want to walk the streets that Michael Collins once did
when he was hard-bent on the freedom of Ireland.
I want to view the rocky Cliffs of Moher
in County Clare,
and hear the sound of the Atlantic in all its glory
splash upon the rocks.
I want to kiss the Blarney Stone and view the ancient Hill of Tara.
I want to lose myself in the history and people of Ireland;
enjoy the laughter and camaraderie in Dublin's Temple Bar*;
stroll through the beautiful gardens at Powerscourt.
I want to become Ireland, if only for a few days.
I've had this dream.

I'm going off to Ireland
my dream will be fulfilled
I'm going off to Ireland
then my heart it can be stilled.

but not stopped...



*Temple Bar is not just a bar, though many bars are so named. It is a special section of Dublin on the South of the River Liffey, from Christ Church Cathedral to the Bank of Ireland, with great night spots, restaurants, and a variety of art, craft, and music shops. All streets are cobble stone. In the 18th century many skilled craftsmen and artisans lived and worked within this area. It was also home to many unwholesome brothels.

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/8/2008
Its nice that you could go there. I have heard there is no other place like it! Daniel O'Donnell sings beautiful songs about Ireland and other places too.....M
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/3/2008
I would of loved to view the ocean pounding against the rocks. And the club spots for eating and sightseeing, and all.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 6/3/2008
It's great that you accomplished that dream. The memories are obviously priceless. Take me next time!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/2/2008
From this poem it seems you are Ireland, or at least a piece of it you have shared with the next several generations. I'm not Irish but I find the land to be enchanting and have learned a bit more about Ireland. Wonderful poem. May God keep you safe on your journey. Liz
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/2/2008
This is a dream of mine,,, what a wonderful gift you received. My father was all Irish,, and his family came from County Carrie.

May the Irish Hills Caress you,
May her Lakes nd Rivers Bless you,
May the Luck of the Irish enfold you,
May the Blessings of St Patrick behold you.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/2/2008
Can I come with you? this is one place I definitely will visit more than once in my life, beautiful...have you watched the movie "p.s I love you"?
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/2/2008
My Goodness Jackie
Thank You for this wonderful Tour Of Ireland
I feel as I was there, Tis true what they say
I Picture in this case the images you embedded in my mind
Are worth a thousand words.
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/1/2008
And a grand time indeed it seems you had. Good reading Jackie. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/1/2008
It's a pleasure to read this again Micke! I so loved it when you went to Ireland, you were enchanted,and brought it back with you!;-)
Splendid work!

Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/1/2008
Sounds like a great trip...kiss that Blarney Stone for me! Have a ball!
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/1/2008
What a trip anticipated. I was going to ask that you give
my regards to James Joyce but then I noted that you made
the trip a few years ago, and recalled too that Joyce is
no longer with us, much the shame. - Gene.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/1/2008
ME TOO!!!!!!!! this week... Wednesday to Saturday... See you at Powerscourt on Wednesday???!!!! Yes, a dream come true for certain sure, though you are much more informed about the wealth and beauty of the place than I am... to my shame. The uplift and joyful appreciation in your words is a joy to experience. TY and see you there! :)) Konnemara Kate xx
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/1/2008
God luck to you, and may the strong North Atlantic wind be always at your back, after this poetic trip, I feel as being there with you, have an extra pint of bitter for me Micke! Bless You!Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/1/2008
Hey Micke, did you know they used to call me Blarney-Stone in Berkeley? so, girl, don't dream anymore and start kissing!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/1/2008
Sounds like a dream trip, indeed, Micke, and I'm glad to hear you got the chance to fulfill your dream. Looking forward to your next installment.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/1/2008
I hope you have the time of your life Jackie, I am sure you will take us along in your words. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 6/1/2008
quite a poetic creation on dear old Ireland Jackie, hugs :-)
Reviewed by John Leko 5/31/2008
...with more than a three leaf take us on a journey...and with history and your fine write...we become lucky.
great pen Jackie...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2008
At least you were able to go on vacation...I haven't had one in nine years!! I'd give anything to get outta Texas, even if only for a little while! *Sighhhh* Wonderful write, Jackie; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/31/2008
Such a beautiful trip you gave me with this write. I'm Irish and have always had a dream to go there. Thank you my friend for taking me along for your words made the trip unforgetable. Thank you, Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/31/2008
You took me there, to the Emerald Isle - well done, Jackie, my parents went there right after 9/11, they said they saw more American flags there than in the states - they said the people treated them so nice - wouldn't let them pay for nothing - even though they had their own money - even though the Irish were poor - gracious! They wanted to go back, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be - thank you for writing this. Through your eyes, I see a little of what they experienced -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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