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Hello to You all from Ireland!

Hey there!

I tried to find a spot to introduce myself since I just joined yesterday, but I did not find one so here I go...

Hello!! I'm Jules and new to vegweb. I am a vegan and looking to meet other veg people out there :)
This forum seems quite active and full of great resources, so I am looking forward to exploring the site.
No, I am not actually Irish...I live there, but I am from the States  ;)

Send me a hello anytime...I welcome new friends any day. I am always up for some chit chat  ;)b

Well hello JulBio and welcome! :)

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Hello Storm..thanks!  :flower:

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where are you in Ireland.  I was there a few years ago and we drove all over for 2 weeks.  I love it there!

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Hi lubimiller..

I am in County Donegal...Letterkenny is the closest "large" city by me. It's pretty nice because I am only 30 minutes from Northern Ireland and venture over there quite often. I love Galway and Cork..I think they are the friendliest towns here. Ireland is quite lovely in its own unique way...where did you get to visit? Did you get to Donegal?

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no, I didn't got to much of the northern part, but next time I go I defiitely will.  I think my favorite place was kinsale, but the country in general is amazing and the people were so nice!

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I have not been to kinsale...You should definitely visit the northwest next time you are here. It is quite different from the rest of the island as it is the least populated and more traditional I guess...there are towns up here in which the signs are all in Gaelic. Donegal also has the largest of the national parks: Glenveagh National Park with a castle and gardens. Its quite nice to hike the different trails. Northern Ireland has the Giant's Causeway, which is really interesting because of the rock formations. There is a myth that states it is what is left over when a giant tried to build a bridge from Ireland to Scotland. It too is a great hike. Then there is an island off the coast, which has a very large puffin colony (I cant remember the name right now), but it is worth it if you enjoy wildlife watching.

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Hi JulBio! Happy to meet you! I so want to visit Ireland sooner than later! :D

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Hi JulBio & welcome to vegweb  :)

I'd love to visit Ireland someday too.

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hello jessesmum, hello methibs...

Thanks for the welcome :)

I would definitely come for a visit if you get a chance, and make sure to visit Galway, Cork and all the brilliant sites in the South. The most interesting site I have been to is Newgrange..it is amazing..close to Dublin, I think. Let me know if you need suggestions of where to visit when u do get a chance to come over.

Being a veg isnt too bad here either...there's health foods that carry most things n the major chains started bringing soy products, etc...Most restaurants will have veg options..and I recently learned that u can let them know if u have specific requirements and they will fix something for you if its not on the menu...just dont be surprised if u open a menu and everything under the vegetarian section has fish in it. Also, in very remote areas, u might have a bit of trouble finding something, but u can always inquire.

Either way, it's nice to meet everyone :)

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Hello JulBio

I love Ireland!  :)>>>
My Mum is from Kerry and my Father-in-law is from Cork. Makes for some very interesting family get togethers!! (never mention soccer!)

I was there a few years back with my Mum, can't wait to go back. I felt so....at home there!

We actually looked into moving over recently, but the cost of living is crazy! Even after selling off our house, investments and assets, we'd still be in way over our heads there. Maybe if I ever won the lottery....
I do keep in contact with one of my many cousins (Mum has 19 brothers and sisters, Father-in-law has 10) and he keeps me posted of any job opportunities. Still a pipe dream though!

Anywho! Welcome to vegweb! I'm still a newbie here myself, but its a pretty cool place!

Take care!  :)

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Hi Sherri...Thanks for the welcome!

ahh, I would probably say Cork is my fave city here. It's so diverse and just brilliant! I love the town center and there's lots to do. Yes, living here can be quite expensive...I find the groceries especially costly.

Wow, 19! That makes for a huge fam..I thought my fam was big...my grams has 10 brothers and sisters, so I have many, many, many cousins...some that I have never met or have not seen for years and years...

Either way, I wish you luck and hope that you can make the move one day  ;)b

Feel free to drop a line anytime  :bunny:

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I spent several weeks in Ireland for a study abroad.  In Ballyvaughan (County Clare) at the Burren College of Art.  If I remember right was about 45 minutes by bus to Galway.  I totally loved my time there!  The countryside is beautiful.  We walked several miles a day through the burren and took many bus trips to different sites.  Galway holds a special place in my heart because I found a lot of vegan goodies at the HFS, a cool veggie restaurant  and even a mexican place that sold vegan burritos! 

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hi, hi, hi mirrya1!!

I was wondering if you remembered the name of the mexican place? Was it in town center?
I would not mind going there next time I am in Galway :D

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hi, hi, hi mirrya1!!

I was wondering if you remembered the name of the mexican place? Was it in town center?
I would not mind going there next time I am in Galway :D

I believe it was called La Salsa.  There were several of them....should be easy to find.

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I'm jealous you live in Ireland. I aspire to visit one day. Welcome!!!

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Happy birthday, julbio!

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Happy Birthday Julbio!!

have you kissed the Blarney stone?  I went there but wouldn't kiss it!!

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