[July, 2011] This is a view of Valentia Island which is connected by a bridge to the mainland Ireland.
Here in mid 19th century, they made the first transatlantic telegraph cable.
Yes, Ireland is very close to America, mentally.
I have never seen an European country with so many American (Canadian included) tourists proportionally as Ireland.
And Irish love them.
A lot of shops or hotels or restaurants have American flag.
They use only EU flag to show welcome for any European countries.
Maybe because a lot of their ancestors immigrated to America, and many Americans come here to look into their roots.
One of the guides declared ‘ We never be able to pay back this debt!’.
And another one said ‘ We became independent from England for a while, but now we are under Brussels or Frankfurt’ .
They are not happy by controlled by European countries which they do not feel any closeness at all.
They may be happier if they belonged to USA…