Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Years ago, my cousin Lynia dubbed the women in our family The Irish Witches because of our propensity for precognitive dreams (thanks to Great Grandpa John Pierce who immigrated from County Cork as a wee babe).  Our Christmas gatherings took a different turn than most, I’d guess, as we regularly compared visions and visitations from the dead.

My family started me on my spiritual search and instilled a deep love for the Emerald Isle.  I’ve always dreamed of renting a writer’s cottage in sheep country—walking distance from the local pub, of course.  Someday, I’ll get there.

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite Irish things.

Ballymacdermot Cairn, Newry, Armagh

Wicklow Mountains

James Nesbitt and Aiden Turner, the Irish Contingent in The Hobbit.

Jimmy on Drinking like a Dwarf: “We woulda drunk the wee of the Lamb o’God to get this part.”

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

Pubs and Music

Pubs and Music

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Clondalkin, South Dublin

Clondalkin, South Dublin

The Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle

IrishBlessing2

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. David Kanigan
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 07:45:03

    Beautiful. Thank you

    Reply

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  3. ManicMuses
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 06:55:47

    I promise you, if I ever get up that way I’ll send you a bit o’ green from the isle 🙂

    Reply

  4. pegoleg
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 09:31:10

    At this exact time, 3 years ago today, I was driving down the east coast of Ireland with a beloved sister, pulling off at a random town on the coast of the Irish sea for breakfast. I was terrified to be on the wrong side of the road and exhilarated to be on the right side of life. Hope you get your chance, Sandy. I can’t wait to go back!

    Reply

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