Memories are made of this – 1998 – Dublin, Drogheda and Sam

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Sally’s remembering her last move to Ireland while house hunting for her current move there. Can’t wait to see the house finally decided on this time, and the puppy which is sure to follow.

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Welcome to the first Memories are made of this…. from Ireland.

It is 19 years since our first return to Ireland from Belgium in 1998 which was intended to be a permanent move!!. We had rented a house in Sandymount in Dublin in November 1997 and started to look for our new home. Because the Celtic Tiger was gathering momentum, we decided that rather than saddle ourselves with a huge mortgage, we would move out of Dublin to the north into the countryside.

History is repeating itself now in 2016 as we are also looking outside of Dublin for our next home and if you read On the Move yesterday that is proving very interesting.

Back to 1998….

We would go out in the car at the weekends, driving around together to look at houses that I had short-listed from my explorations in the week. In those days there…

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