Our adventure began when Valerie Hixson arrived at the Cincinnati
airport from Grass Valley, CA, Suzanne Cooper from San Antonio,
TX, Bonnie Brooks from Richardson, TX and Betcey Ventrella from
Rollinsville, CO. We visited Dublin
first and of course we had to visit a bead store! Here we are
with Robert Neilson the owner of Yellow Brick Road. The real
owner is Stacey Neilson but she was out of town so sadly we did
not get to meet her. The store is great and of course we had
to buy some beads although we each took enough to make a bezillion
One of the highlights of Dublin was seeing "Riverdance"
on stage. Wow! And of course we had to pay homage to the Book
of Kells and we were all ready to start beading Celtic designs.
Our next stop was Galway.
We traveled by train and beaded the entire trip. After two days
in Galway (and empty wallets) the rest of our group arrived in
Shannon. They picked us up at our hotel and we headed to our
village which is called Mulrany and is in County
I hope you enjoy our photos! These are
a mixture of photos from the cameras of Betcey, Suzanne, Valerie
Now, about that eight foot cow..... that's another story and
can't be told until our teacher Cynthia Rutledge has joined in