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Anne Casey left a comment for Robert Emmett Maguire
"Thank you so much for sharing your lovely story about your Dad Robert - very moving and definitely familiar to me in essence. Every good wish, Anne"
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Robert Emmett Maguire commented on Anne Casey's blog post 'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'
"Many years ago, I had an epiphany about the pain of missing home, a lesson inadvertently taught to me by my Leitrim born and raised father. Having nothing in Ireland, but the prospect of building roads that led nowhere, he moved to America in 1926.…"
Jul 30
Robert Emmett Maguire commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post Ireland and the Spanish Armada: A Story of Survival
"Thanks for that, JAB. We Irish are quite the mishmash aren't we?"
Jan 15
Robert Emmett Maguire commented on Kevin Martin's blog post 10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs
""Nice one. I analysed this scene in my book in a chapter on cultural representations of Irish pubs. Great show." Oh, yes. A great show, Kevin. And that scene just oozes Irishness. I felt like I was back with my father and all my Irish…"
Nov 20, 2016
Robert Emmett Maguire commented on Kevin Martin's blog post 10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs
"And as far as #9 is concerned, I was in Ireland for the first time in 1976 and it just happened to be in March. A couple of cousins and I went to see the parade and I swear there were more Boston and NY cops than anyone else! The thing I remember…"
Nov 20, 2016
Robert Emmett Maguire commented on Kevin Martin's blog post 10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs
"Well, then, I guess "The Wire" wasn't that far off with respect to #4! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVznnoptsmM"
Nov 20, 2016
Priscilla Jane (PJ) Gibbons left a comment for Robert Emmett Maguire
"Robert, how incredible.  Sounds like a wonderful experience.  Funny thing, when we were at Glendalough there was a photographer set up in the cemetery photographing birds.  I realize now that I actually did quickly go through Avoca.…"
May 9, 2016
Robert Emmett Maguire left a comment for Robert Emmett Maguire
"Hi, PJ! Nice to meet you. I go to Ireland at least every couple of years and every year when I can swing it. Whenever I am in Dublin I make a special effort to get to Wicklow and especially Glendalough and the area of the River Avoca. The little…"
May 8, 2016
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May 8, 2016
Priscilla Jane (PJ) Gibbons left a comment for Robert Emmett Maguire
"Welcome to The Wild Geese, Robert Emmett Maguire!  I did not have the pleasure of seeing Avoca when I was there in November, but I agree Glendalough and the Wickow Mountains are beautiful.  How long did you spend in that area?…"
May 8, 2016
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"Wicklow, Glendalough and Avoca are among my favorite places in all of Ireland. What a gorgeous county!"
May 8, 2016
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At 9:36pm on May 8, 2016, Priscilla Jane (PJ) Gibbons said…

Welcome to The Wild Geese, Robert Emmett Maguire!  I did not have the pleasure of seeing Avoca when I was there in November, but I agree Glendalough and the Wickow Mountains are beautiful.  How long did you spend in that area?  Favorite memories?

At 10:10pm on May 8, 2016, Robert Emmett Maguire said…

Hi, PJ! Nice to meet you.

I go to Ireland at least every couple of years and every year when I can swing it. Whenever I am in Dublin I make a special effort to get to Wicklow and especially Glendalough and the area of the River Avoca. The little town of Avoca was very well known in Ireland as the setting for a popular TV show called Ballykissangel. Don't have a clue whether it's still on. Anyway, the whole of Wicklow is just so pastoral. And Glendalough just takes my breath away.

I'm a  birder (casual at best) and a couple of years ago, I decided to splurge and hire a very well known birder in Ireland named Eric Dempsey. He lives in Wicklow and we (along with my cousin Geraldine) traipsed around the entire county for the entire day. A singular experience.

Can't wait to go back.

Slan go foill agus...

Le meas,

Robert

At 2:16pm on May 9, 2016, Priscilla Jane (PJ) Gibbons said…

Robert, how incredible.  Sounds like a wonderful experience.  Funny thing, when we were at Glendalough there was a photographer set up in the cemetery photographing birds.  I realize now that I actually did quickly go through Avoca.  We were on a tour bus and the guide pointed out that Ballykissangel was filmed there.  I used to love watching that show.  I had forgotten the name of the real town.  I have a cousin Geraldine too...must be an Irish requirement.  I live across the street from a nature preserve and though I am not a birder, I can see the appeal...it is quite fascinating to see all the types of birds in nature when I go hiking.  

Have a great day.

PJ

At 3:42pm on July 30, 2017, Anne Casey said…
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely story about your Dad Robert - very moving and definitely familiar to me in essence. Every good wish, Anne

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