When Lief and I decided to relocate from the United States to Ireland nearly two decades ago, we were early...Read more
Ireland makes more sense for the would-be foreign retiree right now than it has in nearly a decade. Thanks to the worldwide financial crisis, the costs of both real estate and of living on the Emerald Isle have fallen dramatically, making a new life in the Auld Sod a more realistic option than you may have been thinking. In addition, of course, Ireland offers all the Old World charm, beautiful countryside and coasts, and welcoming hospitality you could hope for.
In this special Retirement Report, Ireland Correspondent Lynn Mulvihill introduces the charms of the Copper Coast, a stretch of dramatically beautiful coastline in an overlooked part of Ireland that boasts a particularly rich history and heritage.
'Twas the week before Christmas and all 'round the world, we creatures were stirring... Preparing for the big day, spreading joy and good cheer. I'd love to say that I'm espousing my adopted homeland's holiday traditions... but I have to admit that I just don't have the stamina for it. A typical French Christmas begins at midnight mass on Christmas Eve, which is followed by Christmas dinner. If done right, it could be many courses over several hours, with coffee...Read more