Family travel Ireland: Photo Gaelic Colors

May 04, 2011

Family travel Ireland: Photo Gaelic Colors

Ireland is a popular destination for American tourists because so many of us have Irish roots ( as well as  Scottish, Welsh and British roots) plus English is the primary language. We often forget that Irish gaelic is used widely there, especially in some regions. After being in totally non- English speaking areas for two years, it was a bit of a culture shock when we visited Ireland to hear our own mother tongue everywhere. It made us feel almost naked.

Then we went to the gaelic regions and loved seeing the signs and hearing the sounds of the true mother tongue here. Family travel is so enriched by being exposed to other languages and learning some as we go. This colorful wall on a B&B in Ireland made us smile and maybe do a little fiddling on the violin and singing some Irish tunes.

We had a ball touring all around Ireland in Blarney, Killarney, Dingle, Rock of Cashel and have so much more that we still have to tell. We had a very dramatic arrival due to a car wreck on route to Ireland from France, but everything eventually worked out

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wandering educators

when we were in ireland, i loved seeing the gaelic everywhere!

Jeremy B

Ireland is definitely on my list of places to go. I've been to a lot of places in Europe but never been to England, Scotland, or Ireland. I think that will be next stop in Europe!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Jessie- Isn't it fun?

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Jeremy - Good choice! Funny, most pick those countries first because the language makes it easier.

Give your self time as there is much to see in those three. We did England and Scotland first then we did Ireland and Wales separately and we will be back for more. ;)

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