Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thank You for 105K+ Visits

When I started this blog in 2009, and if I'm honest, I did so for a fairly simple reason. Since moving to Ireland in 1982 many of my (mostly) American friends kept asking me the same questions over and over again:

"Why in God's name did you ever move to Ireland? You must have been mad!"

"Can I move to Ireland too? Like, I mean, it's simple, right?"

"How can I get a job in Ireland? I'm sure all I have to do is show up, don't I?"

"Ireland must be so quaint! Do people still use donkey carts to get around?"

The simplicity (and complete lack of knowledge) behind some of these questions could only make me smile. Anyway, I got tired of answering the same questions and in a moment of knee-jerk response started this blog. The results have been beyond my wildest dreams.

This morning, the statistical tools of this simple humble blog hit 105,000 unique visits. That's a heck of a lot a visitors and I'm glad you didn't show up at my small house in Eyeries all at once. I'm certain I would have run out of tea, coffee, beer, and anything else I can think of.

So thank you. Thank you for visiting. Thank you for your support. And as always: if I can answer a question let me know. I'll get back to you and do my best to point you in the right direction.

With my very best regards to all of you,

Eyeries, Beara, County Cork Ireland

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  1. Hi,

    I am planning to take masters in ireland. I got an offer from NCI in MS cloud computing. I have also applied to Univ of cork and Trinity, waiting for them to revert with a confirmation.

    Sir can you please share me the Job market in IT sector ? competition will be high ?
    Even if I land up in a job in IT sector , will I be able to get a PR.

    Awaiting for your response.

  2. Good morning and thanks for writing. These are good questions, Nithin. What I'll do is write a post using your comment. Hopefully other people will be able to learn too. Many thanks and good luck. Tom