Ireland, the Green Isle, the Emerald of the Atlantic Ocean. The Celtic Tiger that roared in the 1990s and went the way of the dodo in 2008. That part of the world that is most known for exporting leprechauns and the colour green. (as a Belgian I can’t really give them credit for the beer thing).
That mysterious island that has intrigued me for so long, the one that I have studied and written about, the one whose national holiday coincides with my birthday parties, and the one whose food and pronunciation of the t(h)r sound I have adopted. The one I travelled to in the summer of 2015.