I have traveled almost from the Hill of Howth...
...to the Giant's Causeway...
...and from the Giant's Causeway to Cape Clear.*
During these travels, I have met with much in the character and condition of the people to approve, and much to condemn; much that has thrilled me with pleasure, and very much that has filled me with pain.... I can truly say, I have spent some of the happiest moments of my life since landing in this country. I seem to have undergone a transformation. I live a new life.
-- Frederick Douglass to William Lloyd Garrison, Belfast, Ireland, 1 January 1846, published in Liberator, 30 January 1846, republished in My Bondage and My Freedom (1855).
*Kinsale's harbor stands in for Cape Clear, here. At this time of year, Cape Clear is a bit dangerous.