Oracle in Dublin. Our family used to live there for two years. We have so many good friends there. Every time I go over I thrive in the presence of hospitable people - eager to carry a conversation, thrilled to be of help when asked and unafraid to challenge an open discussion.
If you ever had a spirited dialog with an Irish person, you'll find a lot of them have that particular type of humour - slightly sarchastic, an odd bit of "black stuff" - but mostly hilarious.
Ireland has a special place in my heart. Did you ever find that once you've stayed in another country for a longer period of time, there's always something you'll forever miss, unless you have the opportunity to return. In a way it becomes part of you!
Long live Ireland!