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I'm still around...a little teary, but here

#2 Son left this morning for basic training (Air National Guard)--the first chick out of the nest (three others still at home) and I'm drooping a bit. I know he'll be okay, I know he'll be back--not till November, in time for the holiday season--and I know he's not likely to be called into active duty, but I've never said goodbye to one of the kids for longer than 11 days before and even then I could call them.

And yet...this is the way it's supposed to be and it's not as bad as all those… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on March 18, 2008 at 13:03 — 2 Comments

St. Patrick and The Fianna

St. Patrick is said to have lived in the 5th Century, although only two contemporary documents attest to his existence: the Letter to Coroticus and a last confession. Both documents are written in the first person. Accepting St. Patrick's historical existence on this evidence is an act of faith.



The popular tales of St. Patrick's life -- that he chased snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity -- were developed between the 8th and 14th centuries:… Continue

Added by sory on March 16, 2008 at 0:58 — No Comments

Happy St. Patricks Day to All!

St. Patrick came from Ireland

A country trimmed with green

It has the shamrocks and the pipes

Those leprechauns you've seen

Those leprechauns will trip you

You'll fall flat on your face

They'll tickle your nose and sour the milk

Then find a hiding place!





There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle

'Twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it

And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile

And a tear from his eyes… Continue

Added by Carol on March 15, 2008 at 4:22 — No Comments

Irish Birth Control!

This is cute! Enjoy!



Mrs. Donovan was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father Flaherty.

The Father said, 'Top O'the mornin' to ye! Aren't ye Mrs. Donovan and didn't I marry ye and yer hoosband two years ago?'

She replied, 'Aye, that ye did, Father.'

The Father asked, 'And be there any wee little ones yet?'

She replied, 'No, not yet, Father.'

The Father said, 'Well now, I'm going to Rome next week and I'll light a candle for ye and… Continue

Added by Carol on March 7, 2008 at 21:29 — 1 Comment

Irish Man Can See Again after Son's Tooth is Placed in His Eye

Irish Man Can See Again after Son's Tooth is Placed in His Eye

(March 1, 2008)



"I have come out from complete darkness to be able to do simple things."



(Dublin, Ireland)—County Mayo resident, 57-year-old Bob McNichol, was blinded by an explosion two years ago. Today he’s is seeing again after doctors inserted his son's tooth and its root, along with part of his son's jawbone, in his eye. You read that right: the son's tooth was inserted into the father's eye. (Photo:… Continue

Added by Carol on March 3, 2008 at 22:32 — 7 Comments

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Added by Heidi on March 2, 2008 at 14:15 — No Comments

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Added by Heidi on March 2, 2008 at 14:09 — No Comments

Rainer Maria Rilke







Die Liebende





Das ist mein Fenster. Eben

bin ich so sanft erwacht.

Ich dachte, ich würde schweben.

Bis wohin reicht mein Leben,

und wo beginnt die Nacht?



Ich könnte meinen, alles

wäre noch Ich ringsum;

durchsichtig wie eines Kristalles

Tiefe, verdunkelt, stumm.



Ich könnte auch noch die Sterne

fassen in mir,… Continue

Added by Heidi on March 2, 2008 at 14:06 — No Comments

Stephenville Winter Carnival 2008

The Bay St. George Folks Arts Council had a kitchen party during winter carnival this year at the holiday Inn. Mike and I played there with Bernie White on Bass. It was a blast, very relaxing. Our selection of songs were Your Last Goodbye by Bruce Moss, When Irish Girls Grow up by Tom Russell, Sixteen for Awhile by Celtic Connection, Caledonia, Black Velvet Band… Continue

Added by Jill (mandogrl) on February 26, 2008 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Abair as Geailge é!

Abair as Gaeilge é - Say it in Irish!



Fáilte go blog Abair as Gaeilge é!

Tá áthas orm bualadh leat!



Is mise Robert agus Is as Boston mé ach tá mé ina chónai i bPort Angeles WA anois. Is maith liom ceol agus is maith liom fótagrafaíocht agus is maith liom galf a imirt. Tá mé pósta agus tá iníon agam.

Ta mé caoga a trí bliain d'aois.



Tá beagán Gaeilge agam agus tuigim rudaí áirithe.

Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge le bliain anuas.



Slán… Continue

Added by Robert Brady on February 23, 2008 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Lunar Eclipse tonight

Tonight is a lunar eclipse that I will be in the perfect position to view. If it weren't for the clouds. Completely clouded over so nothing is visible, no moon and no stars. The one time here we don't want it to rain.



One thing I've noticed about Arizona: We can have no rain for months on end, except for when you make plans. Like about two years ago nothing fell out of the sky (and I mean nothing) from November to February/March. But it still rained on St. Patrick's… Continue

Added by Andrew on February 21, 2008 at 1:15 — No Comments

Wicklow LiveIreland Member Gets Discovered!!



MyLiveIreland member, Rebecca Gresty and our music writer Bill Margeson recently made contact in our chat site. Rebecca had a demo of her voice up, and Bill heard it. He loved it! He and Rebecca made contact. Bill then asked for the four-cut demo in cd format, and this week played one of the cuts on his American Public Radio programme based out of Chicago! Bill loves her voice so much that he stated that he would play… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on February 20, 2008 at 18:03 — 12 Comments

Good Music

I really love this stuff!!!

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=bsVIVqmTjYw

Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:44 — No Comments

More fun!!!

http://www.bambusratte.de/stressong2.php

really more fun!!!

Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:40 — No Comments

Something funny!!!

http://www.lachkatze.de

that´s really funny!!!!

Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:37 — No Comments

Any suggestions? Comments?

Hi there!



I hope all of you who visited the festival enjoyed it! It was again a great festival with 5 days of music, laughs and culture!

Next year we even want to make it better and bigger! To do that we need your help! Would all of you who visited the festival take a couple of minutes to answer the questions below?

We really appreciate your feedback!



Thank you!



1. Do you have any suggestions/improvements for the festival in 2009?



2. Do you… Continue

Added by Temple Bar Trad Festival on February 17, 2008 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Cette vache faisait partie d'un troupeau

Un premier cas de la maladie de la langue bleue a été détecté en Irlande du Nord sur une vache laitière importée des Pays-Bas, a annoncé vendredi la secrétaire d'Etat nord-irlandaise à l'Agriculture, Michelle Gildernew.

Cette vache faisait partie d'un troupeau de 21 génisses acheminées en janvier vers une ferme du comté d'Antrim, dans le nord-est de l'Irlande du Nord. Elle a été abattue jeudi et une zone de surveillance a été mise en place autour… Continue

Added by Miss O Connor on February 15, 2008 at 18:42 — No Comments

Snow, Snow, Snow

We have been getting lots of snow lately, here in Wisconsin. And just a much complaining. But I wonder how many people know that the snow is good for the environment. When it melts is seeps into teh ground and fields, getting the crops started. Excess runs into the rivers and lakes, which many are low these days.



Many farmers need it to start the crops. Crops that don't get a good start can drown in the spring rains. Many lakes and rivers are low to the point you can't even lauch a… Continue

Added by Charlie on February 15, 2008 at 17:00 — No Comments

The music list

So this may be a dumb or obvious question, but is there a good list for irish music performances? I'd love to see who is playing in my area.

Added by Charlie on February 15, 2008 at 16:22 — 2 Comments

Mon Slide

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Added by Miss O Connor on February 15, 2008 at 13:05 — No Comments

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