Podcast #15: Legend of the Claddagh

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[Tweet "Storytelling is an important facet of Irish culture."] Their tales descend from olden days, when the first Celtic societies settled the rugged, green Irish landscapes. They were conquered, in time, by invaders from Gaul (modern France). Slowly, the population of original ancient Celtic inhabitants shrunk, becoming the “little people” of … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Annual Visit

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Time for the wearin' o' the green this month as we bid fare thee well to winter white and look forward with hope of greener grasses and the harbinger of spring--St. Patrick's Day! And, to that end, my annual re-post of a valuable slice of history we should all know and make the hallmark of our St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Of far more worth than … [Read more...]

Grand-Girl Pinks

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Can I crow? What a grand-girl I have, and beyond blessed I am! A couple of weeks ago my son and daughter-in-love braved the New England winter roads and took a week's vacation to visit Nana with this precious cherub--looking much like her daddy when he was her age! Nana shut down work and social media and thoroughly enjoyed being snowed in in … [Read more...]

Seamus & Shamrock Farewell Tea

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March is blowing out like a lion in my neck of the country today. Temperatures in the '20's and snow expected overnight. Again. Hope my budding daffodils survive to thrive . . . And, just when I'm getting all my bunnies and Beatrix Potter out to play, too! No matter. March has flown by and my Blogoversary celebrations are wrapping up … [Read more...]

St. Paddy’s Day Pinks

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You better believe I'm thinking PINK - and GREEN - this weekend in anticipation of two events taking place next week: Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy 1st Day of Spring! I don't think there's ever been a springtime more anticipated than this year after such a harsh winter! I've been steeped in green and orange getting my Irish on by making … [Read more...]

St. Patrick: A Story Worth Telling Again!

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“Wherever they went the Irish brought with them their books . . . tied to their waists as signs of triumph, just as Irish heroes had one tied to their waists their enemies’ heads. Wherever they went they brought their love of learning and their skills in bookmaking. In the bays and valleys of their exile, they re-established literacy and breathed … [Read more...]