Brendan Diedrich

Brendan Diedrich / KSMU

When our plane touched down in Dublin earlier this month, my family and I weren’t aware we would be a part of Irish history.

We left Dublin almost immediately and headed north, locating family members' graves and taking in the beauty of Giants Causeway.  We hugged the coast in our rental car, and the views of rolling, emerald hills and thousands of white sheep will stay with me forever.