I returned to Ireland, this time to Limerick to visit and give a workshop at the Limerick School of Art and Design. It was a wonderful five days. I enjoyed the students at LSAD and the faculty were very welcoming. They were interested in what I had to share and asked great questions.

On Wednesday I was taken by my friends from Ceramics Ireland to the west coast, a place I had on my bucket list. It is an amazing landscape, changeable and unique. At times I felt like I was on the moon.   We explored the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and a Portal Tomb from the megalithic era. Dinner at one of the faculty’s home afterwards was a special treat.   Overall, I was treated royally!

Today was my last day in Ireland. I went to the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts & History in the Collins Barracks of Dublin. I found interesting collections in a well-repurposed building and a worthwhile visit overall.

I will miss Ireland and my friends here. The people are warm, fun loving and giving, making Ireland one of my favorite places in the world!

Tomorrow I head to Spain and I should have some treasures from that part of my trip to share in my next post.


Limerick School of Art and Design


Workshop at LSAD Ceramics


Cliffs of Moher


The Burren


Portal Tomb


National Museum of Decorative Arts, Dublin