Farran, Ireland

Farran, Ireland. August 2014.

Lauren still has cousins living in Farran, a small village about 20km from Cork. A lot has changed since our last visit to see them. The town has more shops, new restaurants and many new homes have been built.

But you can feel the economic downturn which hit this country substantially. It is on everyone’s mind everywhere. We hear the value of land in their village has gone down over 5x from the peak a few years back.

And yet some things haven’t changed around here at their home. Taking care of their cows every day, brown bread every morning, tea every afternoon, music, dancing, and laughter around the kitchen table. And of course, the swearing. Oh man the swearing. “for fucks sake” has become as common as breathing 🙂

Today we are leaving Cork and heading to further west to Kenmare, which is a small town in the south of country Kerry.