Susan O'Dea Boland
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Goin' to Galway

I have been asked many times about Galway, a city in the west of Ireland that I once called home, but I say nothing, not knowing where to begin. But the passing of a dear friend shed some light on my dilemma, and I now know just where to start this love story.(Left: The Spanish Arch in Galway City.)On my first visit to Ireland, I was an 11-year-old girl. My father had…See More
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Goin' to Galway

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I have been asked many times about Galway, a city in the west of Ireland that I once called home, but I say nothing, not knowing where to begin. But the passing of a dear friend shed some light on my dilemma, and I now know just where to start this love story.

(Left: The Spanish Arch in Galway…

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The Perfect Place

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

Roger Cohen recently wrote in The New York Times about a Savoy Hotel located in Germany which, for him, is the perfect place in that he sees this hotel as untouched by time. For an example of what he is talking about, he explains that the lobby has the lingering scent of a good cigar. Cohen also describes walking into…

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Love Letter to The West of Ireland -- 'Put Some Mayo on That'

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Writing about the country she loves, Susan Boland delivers a love letter to the ancestral homeland she triumphantly returned to: Ireland. This gifted storyteller, scripting one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, the Coast Road of Clew Bay, with her perceptive cultural insights and warm sense of humor, has delivered a landmark in travel writing.…

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Is Ireland Still There?

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding the plane as “a newspaperman, trained by vigorous masters to a…

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