Me in the Middle of Ireland

A Guinness A Day Oct 1

Shamrock, Clover, Saint Patrick, Luck

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

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What finer day than Saint Patrick’s Day to recall the year that I came home to the land of my ancestors?   Other than ‘the wearing of the green’, I haven’t gotten into too much of the American Celebration of the Day.  I lived across the GW Bridge in NJ all my growing-up years and can’t recall ever going into the big parade in NYC!  I don’t remember ever drinking green beer!  I’ve enjoyed Irish Soda Bread and Corn Beef & Cabbage off and on.  Loved watching the Irish Dancers and even attempted to do the Irish Jig!  All these things helped me feel a part of the tribe …..  though nothing can compare to going Home to Ireland. 

Setting foot on Ireland’s soil touched me in such a deep, primal way that I truly felt I was coming home even though I’d never been there before!

 

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Photos include:  Cong farmland, Cobh Port of Cork, Kennedy Park,  Rock of Cashel, Atlantic Ocean, Ha’Penny Bridge

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Some watercolor sketches I did along the way.

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“Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.”

~ Maureen O’Hara ~

Sláinte! ☘

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Beautiful Music of Ireland

10 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of Ireland

  1. This trip seems like it would be so fun. I don’t feel any strong kinship with Ireland even though it’s where some of my ancestors came from. I’d like to go someday. I wish I could drive there instead of flying or going by boat.

    Your artwork is lovely.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    • Thank you, Lee. You and me both when it comes to flying or cruises. Ireland is the one place I’d return to even if by air. I definitely don’t like the thought of a cruise.

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  2. This is wonderful. Your sketch of the cathedral is perfect. So sincerely appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. I agree with the Maureen O’Hara quote. I may seem flaky, but there’s a core of steel in me.

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