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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Heidi on March 2, 2008 at 14:15 —
Added by Heidi on March 2, 2008 at 14:09 —
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 —
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 —
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.
Added by Robert Brady on February 23, 2008 at 20:00 —
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 —
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 —
I really love this stuff!!!
Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:44 —
really more fun!!!
Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:40 —
that´s really funny!!!!
Added by Heidi on February 19, 2008 at 17:37 —
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!
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Miss O Connor on February 15, 2008 at 13:05 —
I be doing? Well, I should
be editing/rewriting my massive-research-essay-project analysis-thing . . . however, I've somehow convinced myself that my last hour before my brain reboots would be better spent blogging and making my mark on my LiveIreland page that I've sadly been neglecting lately. School keeps me plenty busy, but my hobbies and obsessions make sure to never let me have any down time, which is fine since I'm not to fond of my… Continue
Added by Scooterly on February 13, 2008 at 3:48 —