Thin Places Tour of Ireland

Island of Inishmurray off the coast of County Sligo

Island of Inishmurray off the coast of County Sligo

As an Irish Witch, I’m determined to get back to The Old Country.  2016 is the year.  I’ll start with this Spiritual tour of Ireland’s mystical places.  Then, I’ll hit the pubs.  And sing.  I’m counting on my friend, Edward (who came from County Cork, same as my great grand da), for advice and drinking exercises.

I’m SO with Colin:

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“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.” – Colin Farrell

 

Happy Irish-Love Day.

Happy Irish Day

Celebrate being Irish!  (not St. Patrick—he was a dick.)

Here’s Glen Hansard, one of my favorite Irish singers.

And a link to my Pinterest Board “The Old Country.”

I’m proud my ancestors journeyed from County Cork.  Researchers say an inordinate number of immigrants were bipolar—it took grandiose self-confidence and manic energy to leave home and jump into the Void.

Thanks, great-great grand-da.

Some day I’ll go back and tip a pint to ye.

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

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