Little-known fact: Americans can’t exchange their national driving license for an Irish driving license. They have to go through the full driver licensing procedure from scratch… taking the driver theory test, driving with a learner permit, getting mandatory driver training lessons, doing the driving test, etc. . It was a long and winding road, but my American boyfriend finally got the green light for driving solo in Ireland – and funnily, on the 4th of July! 🙂 I named this hornpipe in honour of the occasion.