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Freedom of Movement 3 - Ireland

The Journeymen.
On my way from Ian and Gosia’s house to Greta and Zulfi’s place, I passed a strangely-dressed couple thumbing a lift. As luck would have it I recognised them instantly as German Journeymen - craftsmen (and women) completing a compulsory period of free wandering between the end of their apprenticeship and the beginning of their careers as masters of their respective crafts - in this case cabinet makers.

I insisted on a photo as their payment for the short lift to the secret, on-foot, free way in to the Cliffs of Moher. They obliged with good humour and enthusiasm, and relatively few pointed jokes about the UK being in need of a new cabinet…

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