Staying true to the historic fiction books she’d learn as a child and her love for historic cultures, Vickers went to Eire looking for out a very genuine, Irish expertise. From the fort she selected to remain at to deliberately staying within the countryside, she wished to see what native life within the nation outdoors of Dublin’s shiny lights.
“I wished one thing that was kind of a midpoint that wasn’t too far out within the countryside however someplace the place I’d nonetheless received a really genuine Irish expertise,” she stated. “And that’s precisely what I received. It was excellent.”
Vickers made certain to attempt the native delicacies whereas in Eire as quickly as she arrived. On her first morning, she had a conventional English breakfast consisting of porridge, sausage in a tomato sauce, and hash browns.
“I made certain I attempted it and the whole lot ended up being, I’m not going to say scrumptious, however I attempted it,” she stated.
She made certain to enterprise by Kingscourt when she wasn’t exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of Cabra Citadel. A pleasant taxi driver drove her alongside the principle highway and took her into a number of pubs introducing her to the locals so she wouldn’t really feel remoted or alone. He additionally identified which pubs may get a bit rowdy and which of them to keep away from altogether. Vickers appreciated his hospitality and made a plethora of recent associates in each place she visited.
“I like once you go someplace and also you don’t really feel like an outsider,” she stated.
Vickers described her time in Kingscourt as heat and welcoming. The locals appeared stunned to see a Black lady touring alone. However they embraced her and had been excited to listen to about her travels.
All the way in which on the opposite facet of the world, Vickers was making connections and residing out her fairy story within the Irish countryside. She was in a position to go to the attractive, breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and look over the waves rising out of the ocean and crashing into the mountainside. She additionally explored a small city in northern Eire the place she shopped at a neighborhood market and dined on conventional Irish dishes with plenty of potatoes.
Vigorous and pleasure, Vickers left Kingscourt and headed to Dublin for the remainder of her Irish journey.