18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Revisiting Happy Memories in Ireland

My father and I have been traveling to Ireland since 2008 - sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with family and friends - we have made ten trips there. This was taken in 2018 on the grounds of Dromoland Castle in Newmarket-on-Fergus - he was 90 years old at the time. He had stayed there with my Mom before her passing in 2006 and was showing my husband and me around. The sweatshirt he is wearing was given to him by the owner of our local pub, Byrnes Irish Pub, in Bath, Maine - he is their official Senior Pub Scout, and they treat him like the Irish king he is! Dad is anxiously waiting until we can safely travel again to visit this magical country.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Kathleen Nadeau