Farewell to Ireland Expert Pat Preston
March 18, 1944 to May 18, 2011
Ireland and the Irish-American community lost a great friend yesterday when Pat Preston passed away in her home in Red Hook, NY. Pat was the author of several books about Ireland and hosted the popular travel website and Q&A forum at www.IrelandExpert.com.
Liam and I had the honor of meeting Pat several years ago in Adare, County Limerick. Since that time, Pat has been generous with her knowledge and her friendship. We will miss her terribly.
In honor of Pat, our blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page will be quiet for the rest of the day… Tomorrow, we’ll return with a full serving of all things Irish… because we feel Pat wouldn’t want us to keep quiet for too long.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s family.
Some links we recommend:
- Pat’s Obituary
- Our Podcast Interview with Pat
- Pat’s Ireland Expert Website
- Pat’s 10 Irish Words You Should Know When Traveling Around the Emerald Isle
- Our Review of Pat’s “Ireland Travel 101″