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It's Our Turn: Journey to the Emerald Isle

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In one short week, we're going to start seeing those gimmicky shamrocks, leprechaun hats and "Kiss me, I'm Irish" T-shirts. All the bands, dancers and vocalists are gearing up for their Celtic concerts. Local bars are ready to advertise their beer specials. Happy St. Paddy's Day!


This year, it's a bit nostalgic for me this time around, considering exactly one year ago today I was enjoying a medieval banquet in the great hall of Ireland's Bunratty Castle.

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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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