Ireland’s Beauty Lives in My Heart by Kate McGinn

My story begins much like many tales from Irish- Americans longing to visit the Emerald Isle. It usually begins with an ancestor or two or several who’d crossed the Atlantic Ocean to make a new life in the United States. Then of course, we add the multitude of stories handed down through the generations about the sacred turf immortalized in books and motion pictures over the years.

Speak of Ireland and you will no doubt envision John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in the movie, The Quiet Man, or perhaps Margaret Mitchell’s character of Gerald O’Hara in the book, Gone With the Wind, who spoke so lovingly about Ireland to his family.

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