diasporas past: the road to Coolacloy..... and back
Try and find Coolacloy on a map. The picture on the right is what the road to Coolacloy looked like a decade ago. Actually the road became much little less 'formal' just past the point where this picture was taken and well before it finally reached the 'town' which is the picture below. Given the growth over there this may all be a shopping mall by now.. well, maybe not, but still its a different Ireland than the past.
and just for a cross cultural postscript. I always wondered what those from elsewhere thought of some of the St. Patty Day festivities. For that, if you run into him say hello to itinerant Pittsburgher FRANS HERMANTO .