Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration
A long time ago in Ireland, when potato farmers were facing failure, my O'Sullivan ancestors came over to America.
Cut to many years later and I'm sitting on a plane next to a lovely woman from Ireland. Turns out she was from County Cork where my Irish family had lived. I asked her a million questions which she patiently answered. She shared that the O'Sullivans were a well thought of family, AND...
wait for it...
There is actually an O'Sullivan Castle.
How cool is that? There's a castle in the family. Apparently it has turned into a fixer-uper (see above picture), but I am dying to see it. I want to walk through that stone arch and explore. I'll bet story ideas will ooze from every stone.
I've always been drawn to Ireland to visit the place my family hails from. The pictures I've seen of the countryside look like a slice of perfect. It's the land of leprechauns, and best of all - no snakes. Who could ask for a better point of origin?
It's time to load my backpack with a sketchbook, camera, and journal and head over to the Emerald Isle.
Is there a special place from your family's history that you have the itch to go visit?
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