Although my last name is Romano, I am more Irish than Italian. Both my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother had Irish parents. My grandmother actually has family who still live in Ireland. I also look Irish, as my hair is reddish and my eyes are green. This connection enticed me to spend this part of my summer in Ireland because I thought it would be interesting to explore the Irish part of my heritage. My grandmother has been to Ireland frequently and gave me an entire list of places she requests for me to visit. I am excited to immerse myself in the culture and get to know the country where the majority of my family comes from.