Once upon a time in a land far, far away... Isn't that how fairy tales start? But the truth is, what I'm going to share seemed like a fairy tale, but it's really a dream come true. By building relationships on social media, particularly Twitter, I spent 2 weeks in Ireland visiting people I'd only met 140 characters at a time. Here are some highlights from the trip.
Going to Ireland was very exciting! From Landing at the airport until the return home, it was simply unforgettable! On my way to Dublin, I sent updates to my Irish friends through Facebook and Twitter. On my way to Dublin, I received this photo.
For the conference, we stayed at City North Hotel. And for our first foray into Dublin, we had lunch at the Hairy Lemon, another friend through Twitter.
Speaking at the National Womens Inspire Event in Dublin
We spent the next day touring the countryside with our lovely host, Samantha Kelly, aka, @tweetinggoddess.
Our stay in a real Irish castle! Killiane Castle Bed and Breakfast
A view of Rosslare Harbour
In Belfast, at Titanic Experience
Trinity College in Dublin
EPIC Ireland: A museum about the Irish Diaspora
ChristChurch and Dublinia
Our last night in Ireland
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