When Betty and I thought about where to travel in Europe, we didn’t give much thought to Ireland.

I had read much about European history, but little about Ireland.

We didn’t know that Ireland had a north and south, a Protestant and Catholic contentious separation. 

We didn’t know that Ireland had a sizable Jewish population with a huge impressive synagogue.

One of the reasons people travel is to broaden their knowledge of the world, see different cultures, their way of life. Certainly it was our reason.

It was by pure chance that Betty and I (on our first trip) landed in Ireland.

No long story to tell you, and I have a feeling I’ve told it before.

All writers are fearful about being repetitive (at least I am). No writer wants to bore their readers.

I try not to.

(April 29, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.