April 2nd 2011: 

Hi Christina, Have arrived home safely in the US after a wonderful stay in Ireland.  Just wanted to thank you for all your help and for the lovely stay in your home.  We did Clonmacnoise on our way to Galway and it was definitely worth it on such a beautiful day and then we stopped at Killeens in Shannonbridge and Derry Killeen was so interesting to meet and talk to.  We would not have known about either without your help. On our return to Dublin we did go to Leap Castle (again a special thanks for the connection) and Sean Ryan, such an interesting and knowledgeable man, could not have been more welcoming.  We sat and talked around the fire and then toured the castle.  It was a highlight for Bonnie and Sean played us a tune on the tin whistle before we left.  Of course, we bought one of his CDs and I have listened to it a couple of times already.   Again, thank you for helping our stay in Ireland get off to such a great start (and end).  Best regards, Carol