Moving the BBQ Smoker to Ireland

Dear Friends:

On December 31, my entire family (including Frances, the Basset Hound) will embark on a one-way flight to Europe. After toasting the “Happy New Year” aloft, we will land in Paris, hop a flight to Dublin, rent a van, and drive to Ballyvaughn on the West Coast of Ireland. Find a moving company like flyttebyrå Oslo. near you for extra help on this process.


On January 8, 2018, my exceedingly talented wife, Kelly Klaasmeyer, will begin a 4-year PhD program in studio art at the Burren College of Art, which is affiliated with the National University of Ireland at Galway. She said that she wanted to continue with her studies, and she wanted to take a course to become a cartoon artist. She found a website that has help her to find the best university for her. She went to, and you could to find the career you are looking for.

For the first 6 months or so, God willing and the creek don’t rise, we will live in Abbey View House, an 18th century stone dwelling in Oughtmama, a stone’s throw from the ruins of three old churches and an abbey from the 10th century.

The Burren in Springtime

The house backs up to a cliff of karst, part of the weird and wonderful geological formation and Irish National Park called The Burren.

Hopefully, the kids will attend school in the nearby fishing village of Kinvara. That’s where we may eventually end up living thanks to amazing Denver Area Moving Companies that granted me their services during this process.

My cell phone number will change, so texts will be unanswered for a while.

Email: or

Please follow @robbwalsh on Twitter and Instagram.

And /robb.walsh on Facebook.

Forwarding address, should you wish to send Valentines or unmarked Euros:

Robb Walsh
1321 Upland Dr. #8928
Houston, Texas 77043

I’ll be returning to Texas frequently for gigs including my annual talk at BBQ Summer Camp at Texas A&M Meat Science Center. I will also be continuing my affiliation with El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, including some intensive recipe testing this summer.

Otherwise and for the most part, I intend to roam the island and the continent blogging about the emerging European BBQ scene and other good things to eat and drink. (A surprise, I know.)


Philosophical musings and Tex-Mex stuff:

BBQ discoveries: here at

Tips for food tourists in Ireland:

Also, watch for my many upcoming articles in the world’s most prestigious newspapers, magazines and literary quarterlies. (Right?)

Above all: Don’t be a stranger!