So different from America where everything is brand new industry is amazing there is no better way to understand a country for people, and culture than full immersion we come to the country, and we want to know the heart, and soul of the country, and we get that like. I can do the people live here by doing. So you will embrace, and appreciate the people, and that they you today a new generation is discovering, and embracing its Irish heritage preserving for generations to come Kove in southwest ireland was the last port of call for the rms titanic on April th she headed out across the Atlantic.
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I love the history of Titanic history starting with prehistory we are rewarded when we get up there with lovely views out over the bay you can actually see spike Island you can see whole bow line you can actually see over spike island for the Titanic would have sat at the mouth of the harbor a handful of passengers disembarked the Titanic just prior to departure they would soon discover. How lucky they were to have been delayed the buildings streets, and piers of Cove have changed little over the last century inspiring visions of what Irish life was once like imagine standing on the exact dock where your ancestors once stood soon to board one of the great steamers to set off to create a new life never to see Ireland again, and was during these early years of growth, and the exploration of other colonies – that a steady stream of ships began to cross the Atlantic Ocean on what was now a regular basis, and what all of this has done folks it has endowed the place with a fascinating diversity of military maritime emigrant social, and exploratory history, and have you learned anything. So far a lot especially about the Lusitania because. I hadn’t had a clue as to the political situation at that time on May th during World War one the Cunard ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed, and sunk by a German u-boat over, lives were lost the work that day resulted in the answering of many prayers daring fishermen ventured into waters filled with German subs to rescue passengers, and crew who were still alive the more you know the more you appreciate first of all the speed, and second of all the history of the time.
So, it’s really wonderful can’t say enough about dublin native, and program director barbara long has a deep passion for her country, and loves to share it with others along with eight years of experience, and seemingly endless knowledge of ireland she’s also quick with a story a joke or a spontaneous sing-along yes part of this travel is learning about ucomfy there is no better way of getting to know one another than through the breaking of bread through a home hosted visit a home-cooked meal quickly fosters friendship, and understanding among the people of different cultures we were having a wonderful salad that came from her garden, and we had shepherd’s pie which was homemade, and wonderful, and it seemed inside was the old that we’re driving by all the time was a very special treat the host was great, and she was delightful. This is called a hearty not a pageant or a bath. I heard it but you told off, and you just even imagine a baseball shot hurling is believed to be the world’s oldest field game the Hurley stick is used to hit a small ball between opponent’s goal posts the game of hurling would you think you played yourself in many parts of Ireland the game is a fixture of life people are.
So friendly, and they just love showing us what they do versus what happened States the hospitality was great, and you were almost Irish now laughing, and chatting. So much we didn’t even realize our ride was there to take us away eight Italy the very culture they’re very knowledgeable quite different imagine walking through seaside towns, and villages unchanged for centuries passed over by the march of time the Irish coast wants the edge of the known world sheltering rich green fields within yesterday we visited a farmer, and you know. I could have stood there, and listened to that man all day long blessed with a gift of gab the Irish are quick to share stories with newcomers tales old, and new delivered with skill, and humor give great cultural, and historic insight to the people of this nation you.