Just yesterday a postman ringed the bell and brought me a large yellow envelope from Ireland. There was a map inside and two lovely sea shells. And it’s all because people in Ireland are honest.
A month ago I went to the Aran Islands and saw this beautiful detailed map of all three islands with a short guidebook. It was like a perfect gift for my Dad as he loves maps of all kinds. Naturally I wished to buy it but unfortunately all maps run out. There was no more maps in Tourist Information Centre nor elsewhere on the island. Irish people will always find a way to resolve such issues.
Colette from Information Centre advised to go to the local internet cafe- a place called Man of Aran Crafts where the owner- Gearoid- should have some maps left. Well, he didn’t but we came up with a very nice idea to have the map sent to my home address when it arrives. So, I left the money to Gearoid, bought the envelop and a stamp and left everything to him.
And just yesterday the map arrived. The shells were a lovely surprise and so I can not only give the map to my Dad but also a shell to my friend who has just returned from St. James Way. See? People are still honest and friendly. I just love these travel experiences that build your faith in good. So, if you ever go to Inishmore enter this little shop next to the main crossroads and just say hello to Gearoid. He’ll be very pleased. Oh, yes, and he makes an excellent coffee.
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