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
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 BLESS THE USA