One of the trends of my work in the past couple of years that has accelerated siginificantly is that of travel outside of Ireland - and in particular to Britain (I spent last weekend in London). This is necessary because of the increase in interest in the Irish Dominicans from candidates who live and work in the UK. Admittedly, some of the enquirers are Irish, though not all are. This very welcome development of interest brings its own demands too, particularly the amount of time spent travelling. It also means that trying to meet on a regular basis all those interested (and discerning) in Ireland in Britain is becoming more difficult to accomplish. In the New Year, a plan to fulfill all the engagements that are necessary will have to be put in place.