Welcome to Killarney, Florida!

Killarney, Florida If you haven’t been able to get to the Killarney along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. You might try visiting Killarney, Florida. Yes! Florida has Killarney! On a recent day trip to Winter Garden’s History Museum, I was surprised to see a series of orange crate labels depicting shamrocks and the wordContinue reading “Welcome to Killarney, Florida!”

Clare Island – A Beautifully, Historic Circuit

“Matthew Sumner liked the five-hour walk around the island best of all: the danger of ‘Beware of Cliff Edges’ signs that warned of falling to the rocky inlet below, the steep climb up Knockmore mountain, the view of Inisturk and Inisbofin islands from the peak, the small lakes, the potato lazybeds, and the Abbey Church.”Continue reading “Clare Island – A Beautifully, Historic Circuit”

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – And the What Abouts?

This is the week! When everyone who has a hint or trace of Irish ancestry dons something green. But did you know Irish history indicates that there was more than one Saint Patrick. What? No, no, no. I was shocked and disappointed when one of my Irish uncles told me there was probably more thanContinue reading “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – And the What Abouts?”

The Month’s Mind

The “month’s mind” is a tradition still practiced in Ireland. Basically, when a loved one has passed, a requiem Mass is celebrated one month after the passing. And, the family usually gathers together after the Mass for tea and words of remembrance for the loved one. I, for one, love this idea of family comingContinue reading “The Month’s Mind”