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  •  I was there twice (5+ / 0-)

    in the 90's when I was living in Seattle. I noticed lots of similarities between the Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic Northwest.

    Weather-same
    Wildflowers-mostly same, foxglove everywhere
    Beer-lots but Guinness is best!
    Salmon- everywhere, even on the money (pre-Euro)

    I mourned when they changed to the Euro because they had the coolest money in Europe. They had poets and writers on the beautifully colored paper money and harps and salmon on the coins. Spending a bill with James Joyce's picture on it was brill.

    I love Ireland and hope to go back within the next few years. I looked into my genealogy in hopes of finding some Irish ancestors, but alas, none. Irish in my heart though.

    "Seed corn. It's what's for dinner!" Republican philosophy of governance

    by madame damnable on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 09:15:03 AM PDT

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      I'd love to get back there!

      This comment is a natural product. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects.

      by blue muon on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 03:40:01 PM PDT

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