Ireland, The Emerald Isle. Thousand shades of green, and weather that makes them possible. While Ireland may be wet most of the year, the glistening leaves sparkle after a rainshower and the humid climate promote this verdant countryside. US-based traveller Saul Schwartz roamed the roads of southwest Ireland before sent home due to the Corona virus travel ban. Here is the first of 3 accounts of his encounter with the Emerald Isle.