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The Wilsons in Donegal

Our summer was a blur. We travelled a lot. We able to connect with many friends and family members in the States, but restful was not a word we’d use to describe a summer with...

Well, Who Are You?

“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzi “Well, who are you?” – The Who Often during the first 3 years here in Dublin, I would tell people that there were...

immigrant

Today I had to head to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). This is the fourth time in less than 5 years. The first year I was so nervous. In Ireland, you can’t take care...

Dublin…a Rip-Off?

There was a big story in Dublin yesterday. A tourism expert from New Zealand was speaking on the other side of the country and said he would never recommend Dublin for a trip because “Dublin is a rip-off!”

How Ireland Popped On Our Radar (5 years post 2)

While this summer marks 5 years, since we arrived in Dublin, it is also the 7 year anniversary of our first trip here as a family. With that trip playing such an important part on the life of our family, I wanted to explain a bit about how it came about. There were actually a few things that came together to bring this trip about.

Re-seeing Dublin

One of things I love getting to do is show off Dublin to people who come to visit. Whether it is ministry partners from the States, or colleagues in Communitas, having a day or two...

4 Unexpected Changes

When we moved to Dublin in 2012, we knew there would be a lot for us to figure out. Everything from learning a new banking system, to understanding how utilities operate, to figuring out where...

That!

When our family moved here in 2012, Elizabeth and I felt at home almost immediately. In a way we never did even in Ithaca where we’d lived for 18 years, raised our kids and made...

Day of Solitude

Today was day 3 of our Communitas soul care retreat. We went to Glendalough for a day of solitude. Wanted to throw up a few of my favourite pictures of the day. You can see...