Looking for Daffodils

It’s been a heartbreaking week so I thought I’d post something cheerful. Something positive. So, I went looking for daffodils. I chose this picture from three years ago. The photo is of Cafe Rua’s front window on Spencer Street in Castlebar, County Mayo. Cafe Rua is one of my most favorite places to go toContinue reading “Looking for Daffodils”

New Bridges in 2021

This picture, from a few years ago, popped up in my iPhone memories scroll. I think it pretty adequately depicts how I feel about 2020 and the hope for new bridges, new ways of moving forward in 2021. Here’s to being able to hug each other again, go browsing through a shopping mall, enjoy aContinue reading “New Bridges in 2021”

Happy and Merry Christmas

Is it Happy or Merry Christmas? Here in the United States we wish a “merry”. Oftentimes in Ireland, I hear “happy”. 2020 has been a tough year for me and many of my friends and family. But today has been a day of peaceful reflection and gratitude. A day of thankfulness that we are allContinue reading “Happy and Merry Christmas”

Irish Halloween Blessing

At all Hallow’s Tide, May God keep you safe From goblin and pooka and Black-hearted stranger, From harm of the water And Hurt of the fire, From thorn of the Bramble, From all other danger, From Will O’ The Wisp Haunting the mire; From stumbles and tumbles And tricksters to vex you , May GodContinue reading “Irish Halloween Blessing”