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Cities and a Few Folk

Tom - June 2006 - LondonJulie Wanda - July 2006 - San JoseCooley Penisula Dolmen - April 2006 - IrelandFamily Callis - August 2006 - Sunset BeachGeorge - July 2006 - San Jose

In order to keep up the the StoreyHaugheys, I present a list of the cities that I have visited this year.
Given my goal of traveling to all 32 counties on the island of Ireland this last summer, I will spare you a run down of every town and village that I visited. Technically, in Ireland, a city is defined by does it have a cathedral church or not, if only a parish church even if big then it is just a town. Cathedral = city.
Thus the Cities that I visited or occupied from Jan 1, 2006 to Dec. 31, 2006 (chronological order, so some repeats):
Long Beach, Calif, USA
Huntington Beach, Calif, USA
Los Angeles, Calif, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Kildare, Ireland
London, England, UK
Chicago O’Hare Airport (should be its own country)
Austin, Texas, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
London, England, UK
Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Granda, Andalucia, Spain
Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain
Barcelona, Catalon, Spain
Dublin, Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Limerick, Ireland
Los Angeles, Calif, USA
Huntington Beach, Calif, USA
San Jose, Calif, USA
San Francisco, Calif, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Wexford, Ireland
Waterford, Ireland
Letterkenny, Ireland
Omagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Sligo, Ireland
(et al and many other places in Ireland)
Brighton, England, UK
Salisbury, England, UK
Dublin, Ireland
LA/LB/OC, Calif, USA
San Francisco, Calif, USA
Palm Desert, Calif, USA
The brief version is California, Ireland, Texas, UK, Spain. And back again a few times.

2 Responses to “Cities and a Few Folk”

  1. Simon

    I’m not sure about the cathedral=city rule in Ireland Jen. The cities Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cities_ireland) lists are the only ones I would class as Irish cities.

  2. Ms. Jen

    Hi Simon,
    I actually had several folks in our class and otherwise correct me when I called such-and-such town a city and was told that to be a city it would have a cathedral in it (older definition). Other than Kildare, the only cities in Ireland that are called cities are the ones on your list and they have cathedrals…
    Eoin and his father also told me that it was also what cities had charters and cathedrals during the middle ages.
    This is different from California, as a city just has to declare itself as suc and have more than 50,000 residents. So, I live in the City of Huntington Beach right now and it has no cathedral, but before I went to Ireland, I lived in the City of Orange which has the Orange Diocese home Cathedral… ;o)