The Gift Of Peacefulness In Celtic Words Of Wisdom

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As we prepare to say good-bye to 2014 and celebrate the start of 2015, I’m avoiding my annual pit-fall of writing a long list of resolutions. I’m only destined to break them long before the end of January.  As 2014 draws to a close, I’m simply taking time for reflection. Instead of sharing ill-fated resolutions […]

Donegal Sunsets

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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

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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 […]

Irish Wisdom – The Power Of Friendship (Part 1)

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The power and importance of friendship is recognized in Ireland’s ancient sagas and myths, in her wealth of proverbs and blessings, and in her literature both old and new. Today I thought I might share some of these beautiful quotations from yesterday and today.  As I compiled my list, my blog post grew longer and […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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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

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    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 […]

Love And Marriage – Irish Style

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Ireland is renowned as the birthplace of lyrically, romantic poets such as Yeats and Moore, yet ordinary Irish people are not known as the most outwardly demonstrative when it comes to showing their affection. Romantic reserve is evident in many old Irish sayings dealing with love and marriage.  Yet I am slow to dismiss these […]

Thanksgiving Travels – Irish Blessings For A Safe Journey

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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 […]