No place captures my imagination...
my heart, and my heritage quite like the Emerald Isle. I've always found the place fascinating - the Blarney stone, St Patrick's missionary journey, and, of course, the harrowing history with the United Kingdom. It's been nearly two decades since I discovered my own birth family's history with Ireland too, a tale of my Gaelic speaking birth mother and proud Irish birth father seemingly pulled right out a novella.
In 2016, I'm looking forward to leading a group through some of the fantastic history, stories, and some of my own family heritage - all the way connecting the dots through Ireland's long, important Christian history.
It is, after all, the birthplace of my favorite hymn, the millenia old tune and ageless words still speak to me today: Be Thou my Vision oh Lord of my Heart.
He'll be my vision on this trip, as we walk the green pastures, delve into the history, and maybe even see a rainbow or two.
I hope you'll come with us on this once in a lifetime excursion. We're pulling the details together now - sign up at the bottom of this page and be the first to know how and when to sign up.
See you in 2016.
Visit Ireland with Jim Lyon