Before I knew the itinerary of the group, I made a note that I would like to visit the Folk Village Museum and historical cottages in Glencolmcille. I seek these type of places out on every trip I take. I've spent time at the Bakersville Pioneer Village in Mansfield, Missouri, the Hawaii Plantation Village in Waipahu, Hawaii, and the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in San Diego, California. Those exposition cottages located in Balboa Park promote goodwill and understanding through educational and cultural programs. I must mention the House of Ireland there was one of my first introductions to the national traditions and lifestyles of the Irish people. It is more contemporary in style compared to the Folk Village Museum. Again, I reflect on the lifestyles of the Irish people over the ages and have gained great respect for their resilience, fortitude and dedication to family and their religion.