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Sean,
I still have a few more videos to send as well as photos which I will get to soon. First off let me thank you again for the kindness you showed Jo & I. Meeting you & Aodan was truly one of the highlights of the trip. Coming to Ireland was a mixed emotions kind of thing for me as long flights drive me crazy but Jo has always wanted to go so I bit the bullet and WOW am I glad I did. Jo & I have been blessed to be able to travel extensively over the last 30 years including numerous trips to Hawaii... but nothing compares to the 12 days we spent on the "Emerald Isle". From the people to the scenery to the history to the uniqueness of the entire Irish culture... we loved everything about it. Expensive, yes but these days what isn't. Everyone I have talked to since I returned now knows that visiting Ireland is something everyone must do at least once in their life!!!

As to it exceeding my expectations... OH YEAH.   Without question I would like to return someday not for another bus tour of the whole island but to spend a couple of weeks somewhere like Killarney or thereabouts. I bought a number of books on Irish history while I was there and have been connecting the events with the places we visited. All in all, the big cities were great but I think our favorites were the smaller ones and the sense of continuity with the past that you feel more in them. Please send me Aodan's email address. He gave it to us and of course we lost it.
My Best,

Rich