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Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay

This is one of those "I suck as a celtophile" moments. I've never been to Emain Macha - one of two central locations in the Tain bo Cualnge cycle, the home of Cuchulain (oh yeah and Conchobar mac Nessa himself).. I. Suck. But I am well aware of how much I need to go at some point.

  • Tina Loflin
    Tina Loflin • 51 weeks ago

    I have had he joy of visiting Emain Macha--it still gives me a huge joy to recall that adventure.

  • Tina Loflin
    Tina Loflin • 51 weeks ago

    Petra, you don't 'suck' as a Celtophile just because you've not visited Emain Macha. Give it time: you will go there. All it takes is a bit of planning...and apassport. Slainte!

  • Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay
    Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay • 51 weeks ago

    The secret is that I've been over twice, pretty much everywhere else on here I've visited in person. I lived in Cork for most of a year in the late 90s.. So not having made Emain Macha and Cruachan really is pretty embarassing.. ;D

  • Tina Loflin
    Tina Loflin • 51 weeks ago

    Dear Petra, Not as embarrassing as going to Scotland(which I did and loved it), taking a huge amount of pictures...and losing every single one of them--!! Oh the humanity--!! (Big grin)

  • Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay
    Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay • 51 weeks ago

    ROFLMAO, that's just awful!!!!! But at least you WENT. :D

  • Tina Loflin
    Tina Loflin • 51 weeks ago

    Yes, that's true. I got really mad at my camera(a 35mm, old school). Now, every time I see a picture of Eilean Donan, or Loch Ness, I say to myself: "I was there, but have no pictures, argh." Still, I have a lovely, hand-made , hand woven sweater(a lovely deep blue) I bought in Skye, and fell in love with Edradour Whiskey--made in the smallest distillery in Scotland--which tastes wonderful. When I can, I'm buying another bottle. Plus, I have some great memories. Traveling alone is interesting. Next time(if there is a next time), I'll base myself in one area and explore the heck out of that area! Peace!

  • Nancy S.
    Nancy S. • 43 weeks ago

    Oh, sweetie. I am probably the ONLY person in the U.S. with a BA in Art History who has never been to Europe. Never stepped off this continent... so suckage is all relative. LOL

  • Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay
    Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay • 43 weeks ago

    No, not getting over doesn't suck, getting over and missing KEY sites from one of your ABSOLUTE BAR NONE favorite story cycles? Absolutely makes you crummy in your 'phile status. ;)

  • Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay
    Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay • 43 weeks ago

    Not getting over sucks, but is more of a "the universe is annoying" sucking, rather than an "I suck" situation.. :D

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