let me tell you this: every stereotype you've ever heard about ireland is true.
everything is green. not just green, but an emerald city/wizard of oz green. i felt like i was visiting the shire.
every legitimate business has some sort of shamrock in their logo, and all the store's names are like "o'malley hardware shop" or "real estate by hickey o'donaghue." every other building is a pub.
everyone has an outrageous accent that i love.
the towns have crazy irish names like shannon, limerick, and tralee.
twice i witnessed men burst into song and sing me a ballad.
i ate at pubs, heard some irish folk tunes, and met awesome irish people. i also went on a 30 mile bike ride along the dingle peninsula.
basically, it changed my life. it's the best place in the world.
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