St. Patrick’s Day Contest Entry: Extraordinarily Emerald

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So this Irishman walks out of a bar – I mean really – it COULD happen! I love Irish humor, and of course a nice pint of Guinness. Besides that, though, Ireland is a magical country that makes me feel alive. The tradition, lush landscape and people of Ireland are something that you would never forget. Seeing photos and daydreaming of its beauty can leave one mesmerized. I have visions of exploring the coast, the breathtaking emerald green hills, and just immersing myself in its culture and history. A perfect day in Ireland would start with waking up to the smell of a full Irish breakfast. As I enjoy this delicious meal, I can see the sheep grazing out my window. There are calmness and peace about the morning that is impossible to put into words. After breakfast, it’s time to explore. A friendly Irishman offers a smile and a friendly greeting as I walk by. I cannot wait to view the ancient castles and explore the small Irish towns in person. I may take the afternoon to sit by the countryside and enjoy a nice picnic and a view of the coast. Afterward, I would love to explore the wonderful shops and also some museums. After a wonderful day of exploring, I’m ready for some of the best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted. Of course, I will wash all that down with a nice pint of Guinness. After an amazing dinner, a quick nap will get me ready for an evening at an authentic Irish pub, where I can listen to amazing music, have great conversation and dance the night away. As a wise Irishman once said, “It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!” When I’m ready to disconnect myself from the fun of the night, I make my way to a real Irish castle, where I am able to spend the night. I can feel a sprinkle of rain on my face before I walk in. As I lay my head down, I can hear the drops lightly drumming the ground outside. There is a permanent smile on my face as my thoughts drift to the events of the day. The sound of the rain soothes me quickly into the perfect slumber. My dreams consist of all of the beautiful things I have witnessed in the magical country of Ireland.  From the majestic rolling hills, the captivating Irish history and of course the amazing friends I have made along the way. The amazing thoughts consume me and I will remember this experience for years to come. I look forward to telling stories about my travels to my friends and family back in the states. When I return from my trip, I will already be adding my pennies to a jar and planning another magical visit. The experience will stay with me for life. To me, Ireland means family. Either you love the Irish and Ireland or you are wrong.


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