hey fintan, i dunno exactly when i'm going back, but will be in canada for a visit with friends in august 2008 as well as back again at the end of october. kind of depends how things go this summer here in cork, getting the all clear from the doc, etc.
i miss snow. but i don't miss freezing rain and the yucky slushy springs. might do a 9 months there, 3 months in ireland kind of thing depending on work..... stay tuned!