Do you have a place to call “home”? We’re not talking specifically about a house, apartment or something like that, but more like a place that’s close to your heart. That place may be your home town, somewhere new or maybe just a hidden spot in the countryside.
These places have a powerful impact on us, being here gives us strength, and having so many things around us that seem familiar helps us to calm down or to think things over.
There are other places similar to what we described above. Called them the “second home” or whatever you like, but they do exist. Have you ever went on a trip and ended up somewhere that looked so much like home? We don’t know why we feel that way even if we’re in the company of people we don’t know, and in the middle of unfamiliar places. But, somehow, it still feels like home.
In this rebroadcast of the 6th Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast episode, we’re talking to Felicity Hayes-McCoy who had a connection with Corca Dhuibhne (the Dingle peninsula) from an early age. This place, where Irish is the language of the locals, became a second home for Felicity. She had such strong feelings about this place that she bought a house, with her husband, and now spend part of their time there.
Listen to the re-run of this Podcast episode, in the English language, and learn why the Dingle peninsula may have such an effect on people. Is it the people? The landscapes? Listen to the podcast and see for yourself.