We are seriously considering retiring to Ireland as we just love it over there. Still have land in the west owned by my family and a lot of relatives and friends all over the place. It could be a great starting point for traveling all over Europe and it really wouldn't be too drastic of a trip back to the US if necessary.
But I do think I would miss my kids as I don't think they would want to move over there. So I could see us going over for so many months out of the year and then coming back here for the late summer/early fall in the Adirondacks. Maybe the kids could come over for Christmastime to Ireland, because I couldn't spend a Christmas without them around, no matter what!
Hubby would be the only one who would have to get Irish citizenship, since the kiddies and I have dual citizenship. So that would not be too hard to do.