Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MORA NA MAIDINE DHUIT! (Top Of The Morning To You)

Nollaig shona dhuit
(Happy Christmas to you)

Right up front, on my blog, I thank you readers from a list of 52 countries where my blog is being read.  Actually, there are an additional 13 countries that belong on that list, and the spacing is bad, but I cannot technically make corrections to that list at the moment.  Help is on the way, right Mark?



I have been watching closely for one country
IRELAND

I was delighted to see that someone in Ireland had at long, last read my blog.  I'll keep looking to see if they come back again.  Americans make a mistake in referring to themselves as "Irish".  They are not, they are Americans.  That being said, my father's parents both are of the Irish.  I have read, and in fact am at the moment reading, extensively about Irish history.

I have visited Ireland North to South, West to East.  I crossed the Gap at Dunloe on Paderick's trap pulled by his little Irish horse Billy.  I have boated down the Lakes of Kilarney.  I have stood amazed by The Book of Kells.  The first trip was with a tour group.  The second trip was a lone back packing trip of Ireland's west coast.  I have written several times of my visits to the Old Sod and long to return.  I long to again sit in the great room of the Rainbow Hostel in old Dingle Town and sample Rick's p'chine or to eat dinner in a pub in Cong and walk the grounds of Ashford Castle.  Something to anticipate! 

ASHFORD CASTLE, COUNTY MAYO

To the Irish, and all my other readers

Dia 's Muire dhuit
(God be with you!) 
GOD BLESS THE USA 


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