When I was about 12 years old I opened one of the Encyclopedia Britannica's books randomly and stared at the beautiful photograph of green pastures, troubled seas and angry grey skies speechless...as it turned out, it was a picture taken of the Cliffs of Moher.
I think it was love at first sight right then and there.
I have since been to Ireland, been to the places I longed to see with my own eyes, and my fascination with the land has grown to the point that now, in my adult age, I weave Ireland, Irish folklore and everything Irish into what I write.
I write Contemporary Fiction and the setting of my books is modern day Dublin. Some scenes take place in Sligo, too.
My main reason to be here is to make sure I don't write incorrect Gaeilge in my stories.
The main Character is Irish but lived a big chunk of his life in the U.S. before moving back to Dublin. I use Gaeilge sparingly because my command of the language is not as good as I would hope it to be but whatever I do use, I try to be accurate (or as accurate as possible).
I might be posting weird questions on how one would approach a dialog or two in the process so please be warned.
And I hope to learn a lot more as I move along in my quest.
Thank you in advance for any help,
Trevor (Chris Almeida's Alter Ego)