Welcome to JohnMichaels Pub's Blog

Welcome. I moved to Nashville in 2001, and have be blessed to make some wonderful friends. After moving from a house in Florida, to an apartment in Nashville, I missed being able to entertain groups of friends simply due to lack of space. When I finally decided to make Nashville my home and buy a house here, I wanted a space that friends to gather and socialize in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The basement in my new house, which opens into the back yard made the perfect space, so JohnMichael's Pub was born. I have made a couple of trips to Ireland since moving to Nashville and loved the atmosphere of the pubs there. So I made my pub to resemble an Irish style pub to give the atmosphere of a local community pubs in Ireland, but of course it is not a true "Pub" (Public house) since it private place for my friends to gather. I plan to use this blog to post thoughts, ideas, recipes and a variety of other things related to my pub and the parties held there. If you see anything here that interests you, feel free to email me. I have a great group of friends that is very diverse, but I am always open to making new friends.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scotland Day 4-6 Iona

On Monday morning we set out for two nights on the isle of Iona. The Isle of Iona is famous as the site St. Columba settled in 563 when he left Ireland. It is from this site he Christianized what is now Scotland. It took us three ferries to reach the island. This is a photo of me on one of those three ferries. The photo beside it is of the entrance to the Abby. To find out more about the Abby and chapel (St Oran's) Click this link http://http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/oran.html.

The island was home to five high crosses. The one in this photo is the cross of St Martin. It is from the 8th century and is the only cross still in tact in its original location.

Other than the religious community on the island, the island is home to a small village. There are only about 100 full time residents on the island and it is very peaceful and still retains its natural beauty as shown in this photo below.

It is not truly possible to show its true beauty in a photo, but I do have others I can share when I return home.

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