Did you know 22 US Presidents claim Irish roots? Since March is upon us once again, and has been designated Irish American heritage month by the US President, I thought it might be a good time to share a little information about the links between Ireland and these US Presidents. The folks at Claddagh Rings created […]
America The Beautiful
Let's explore the beauty of America, the land of hope of our Irish ancestors, who fled from Ireland in the 18th century to escape starvation and oppression.
Fall is perhaps the most spectacular of all four seasons in Kentucky. My eyes delight in autumnal bursts of vibrant, rustic colors. Although the leaves may be dying, drifting slowly to the ground, there is something hopeful about crisp, fall air. Autumn begins with subtle changes in light, a darkening of the evening hours, and […]
Kentucky is Horse Country USA and Louisville is home to the famous Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. But Louisville is home to another equine derby, locally known as the Sidewalk Derby. In 2009, the Gallopalooza Showcase auctioned a herd of 132 artistic horses to local businesses and individuals. These beautifully crafted sculptures can be […]
Today is May Day or Bealtaine, the traditional Celtic feast day dedicated to celebrating new life and nature. Here in Kentucky our trees are in full leaf. Wildflowers color the fields and forests. The world is blooming, brimming over with new plants. The sun is shining, warming the air temperatures to promote new growth. Mother […]
Louisville’s historic Brown Hotel will become home to many tourists visiting our city this week for the famous Kentucky Derby. Revered as the finest hotel in the city its opulent two-story lobby is truly breathtaking. To celebrate Derby Week I thought I might dedicate my posts to my new hometown and state. So why not […]