All too soon, we were back at the hotel in Dublin where it all began—our 10 tour days behind us, and all that was left was to say our good-byes. Before dinner, our driver/guide Joe led us in a rousing rendition of “Sweet Molly Malone,” and I was grateful I’d taught that song to my fourth graders back in the 1990s, so I knew the words!


An “optional” purchase was the YMT group photo, and now that I look at it, I see I’m “missing” a few names! How quickly we forget! But there’s one thing I won’t ever forget, and that’s the beauty of the scenery and the friendliness of the Irish.

Erin go bragh!