Irish people love claiming everything as ‘our own’ — even if it’s a couple of hours down the road

The view of Renvyle, Co. Galway from the ascent of Diamond Hill. Definitely “on The Wild Atlantic Way” if anyone asks, and not “in Galway.”

We are cursed by our egos and those of the people around us.

As Irish people we’re proud of our country, and quite often, ourselves for being from it.

I love telling people from foreign lands about the Irish landscape, and how what it lacks in size and scale compared to other…