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Shout-Out to Fellow Travelers and Friends We Made in Ireland this Weekend (18 Sept-21 Sept)

Last minute visit to Dublin to meet our musician friends! Left, Roisin Rua, lead vocalist of The Evolution Project.ie, Sean, Tanja, musicians Ronan Conroy and Lughaidh “Louie” O Broin (we met in 2012). Louie’s wife Roisin and her band The Evolution Project (theevolution project.ie) just launched their album Outta the Blue.

How do you unplug? We travel. Sometimes it’s a planned and plotted out vacation, sometimes it’s spur of the moment. Last Tuesday, my husband who is enamored to the point of obsession with his roots, found great last minute airfare and hotel to Ireland. A police captain on the force for 28 years and caregiver to many, Sean finds his happy place on the Emerald Isle. Who am I to stand in his way? Like the lyrics to Eddie Money’s “(I’ve got) Two Tickets to Paradise, Pack your bags we’ll leave tonight!” we stuffed two carry-ons and left on Thursday 18 Sept spending a long-weekend in Dublin returning Tuesday, 22 Sept. Our main purpose was to attend the album launch of our friend Lughaidh “Louie” O Broin’s wife and her band The Evolution Project‘s new album, Outta the Blue at the hip Odessa in Temple Bar. (Read more about how we met Louie in “Moriartys in an Irish Bar Fight in 2012!”)
Besides cheering on these up and coming musical stars, we ended up meeting a slew of cool folks along the way. We want to shout out to those we met (and gave our card to) as we dashed through Dublin. Hello to fellow USA travelers Kathy and Rod from Seattle! Have a great next leg of your trip to South Africa! So good to meet you, Carrie and Paul from Yorkshire, England! What insightful conversation in Cassidy’s over our game of Scrabble! To John at the Abbey St. Methodist Church, we thank you for the tour and warm welcome. We were blessed to worship with your congregation representing 25 different nationalities. Sláinte, Larry and Evelyn of western Ireland! So great to chat at the album launch! Bike safe, Larry and all the best on your Master’s Evelyn! Stephen, Gary at the Padriag Pearse Pub, what good craic! We came in “just fer a pint!” but drank in so much more of Dublin’s life, vibe and culture! Hope all is well on the homefront, Stephen! Gary, did all the letters get delivered to the right addresses? LOL! Hats off to Jimmy at our last pub—Sean’s Cuban and bit o’ Jameson’s on the rocks. Sean and I hope to cross paths with each of you again, or at least keep in touch via this blog and/or our Facebook pages. https://www.facebook.com/sean.moriarty.505?fref=ts, https://www.facebook.com/tanja.moriarty.
“May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.”

10 Responses to “Shout-Out to Fellow Travelers and Friends We Made in Ireland this Weekend (18 Sept-21 Sept)”

  1. tanjabuzzimoriarty

    So much fun in such a short time! Looking forward to seeing you and cousins again! Our musician friends look like they may be booking at the Ballinskelligs Festival in 2016! Stay tuned!

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  2. ktsullivan51Kathy Sullivan

    Wow, you packed so much into your brief stay! We almost bumped into one another. We were at the Temple Bar on the 16th then left Dublin on the 18th after dinner the night before at the Hairy Lemon and stout at Devitt’s. I bought a bottle of Jameson’s at the duty free with my last 20 euros. Give a holler when you’re nostalgic for an Irish coffee. It has replaced tea as my nighttime drink ~:)
    Look forward to sharing notes. I just loved Ireland and the Irish people.

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