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The Times traveled to Ireland recently with Henry resident Susan Holmes, Donna Cahan of Lawrenceville and Jennifer Maginnis of Jasper. After meeting in Dublin, they ferried to Holyhead, Wales. After that they traveled to Lockerbie, Scotland to see Susan’s bother Peter Brooks, his wife, Elizabeth Brooks, her niece, Sarah Brooks and her mother, Ada Brooks, who is 99. While there they saw the International Sheep Dog Trials and caught a glimpse of Princess Anne. Jennifer and Susan are shown with Border Collie, Mattie at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, in Anglesey, Wales. In English this translates to “St. Mary’s Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave.” In Ireland, they visited Cobh, Dingle and Killarney and of course climbed the 100 steps to kiss the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle. They took a boat ride to see Fungi, the dolphin that lives in Dingle Bay and took a horse-led Jaunting ride around Muckross House and gardens up to Torc falls. Susan said “we all had the pleasure of tasting Haggis. For my friends it was the first and most likely the last time.” They ate lots of lamb and seafood both in the U.K. and in the Republic of Ireland. Susan tried the raw oysters that Ireland is famous for and found them different from Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast oysters.