Irish Blessings, Reflections And Celtic Crosses For Good Friday And Easter

Celtic Crosses at Cashel

Celtic crosses are seen worldwide as a symbol of Ireland. For Easter I thought I might share some photos of Irish Celtic crosses, together with a collection of Irish blessings and reflections for the Easter season. Old Irish blessings are lyrically beautiful, and perfect for imparting the messages of peace, love and renewal at Easter […]

Irish Rainbow Blessings

Rainbows remind us of possibilities, opportunities and hope. Rainbows are God’s promise – His miracle. In the midst of life’s storms it is often hard to spot a rainbow, but I think the most important thing is to remember, these miracles of the sky only appear after the storm. In Ireland rainbows symbolize blessings from […]

Donegal Sunsets

As the sun sets, magic spreads across the world.  But according to Oscar Wilde, my obsession with sunsets is very old fashioned, and a sign that I may even be a bit of a stick-in-the-mud. Oscar Wilde believed we don’t value sunsets because we don’t have to pay for them.  No matter how “unfashionable” it […]

Happy Easter To All

Wising everyone around the world a very happy Easter on this Sunday morning.  Today many of us will gather with our loved ones to celebrate new beginnings, renewal and the resurrection of Jesus.  I hope this weekend you too have the opportunity to be with your loved ones.  For those who can not be with […]

Happy Father’s Day

Vintage Clipart - father comforts son

Wishing all fathers around the world a very Happy Father’s Day today.  In Irish we would say:   “Lá na nAthaireacha faoi shona daoibh.”   The pronunciation goes something like this:  law nah nah-ra-ka fway hun-ah deeve. And so in honor of all fathers and grandfathers today, I thought I might share some of my […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Image Credit I arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun, Radiance of moon, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of wind, Depth of sea, Stability of earth, Firmness of rock.  – From St. Patrick’s Breastplate 8th century prayer     Image Credit   As Ireland and America celebrates St. Patrick today, […]

An Irish Blessing

    Image Credit May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!     Beannachtaí […]

Irish Toasts & Blessings For A Happy New Year

Here is a collection of Irish toasts and blessings to help you ring in the New Year, with a little bit of Irish wit and wisdom. Happy New Year To All!     Image Credit Always remember to forget The troubles that pass away. But never forget to remember The blessings that come each day. […]

Irish Christmas Blessings

Christmas is fast approaching, and I finally found time to sit down to write some Christmas cards.  I am a little late for pre-Christmas delivery to Ireland, but as always, my cards are better late than never. Image Credit As I was writing to family and friends, I started thinking about lovely, old, Irish Christmas […]

Thanksgiving Travels – Irish Blessings For A Safe Journey

Vintage picture - turkey drawn carriage

Thanksgiving travels are a time of anticipation and joy.  As Americans journey many miles to be with their loved ones, I wish you all safe travels.   Image Credit   I thought I might share some special Irish blessings, to speed you on your journeys. As Thanksgiving travels get fully underway, these Irish words of […]