This Is The Place

Dad had been gone almost a year when I got the phone call. My friend and colleague, Jack, had found a cottage for sale just outside Gort, Ireland. Would I be interested? Absolutely. 

Dad would have been delighted. Actually, I believe he was and is delighted. While Ireland always held a special place in his heart, Gort was especially important to him. Apparently its where our family came from. There are loads of us in the graveyards there. Dad’s love for Gort came home to me again when I recently found this photo taken years before he and I travelled to Ireland together. Yes, Dad. This is the place.

As many of you know, the house closed on Christmas eve last year and after much work it is now a delightful place to stay and welcome friends and family. I head back tomorrow with this photo of Dad framed to hang on a cottage wall. For a peek of the cottage, here is a link: Our Irish Cottage

Judith –

5 thoughts on “This Is The Place

  1. Love the idea of your dad’s photo – he can continue to smile down on you and all who visit. Travel safe my friend.


  2. Oh how happy my heart is when I think of you and you Irish cottage.

    Thank you for making me smile today.


    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  3. My friend, what a lovely tribute to your full-hearted da and your Irish home. Love and admiration.

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