Hello. I live in New Castle, PA. and am new to posting on the web. My mother's side of the family is from Ireland and my brother and I traveled there in 2005 to meet family that we had only recently learned about.
The scenery is fantastic and the people are "grand". I'll post some photos soon if you're interested.
I love the music and culture and am proud of my Irish heritage.
Thanks! Well, I was in better shape at one time. Don't know how high I will be able to hike this summer. Haven't hiked in Colorado for about 3 years. Even then, half a day was about all we would do. Still, it's worth it to get up above the timberline.
I'm a friend of Rodrigo Monteiro, and he has presented to me the Grúpa na Gaeilge. We talk a lot about Irish and I think in this group I'll find great people that share this same interest: The Irish.
Thank you for your welcome message,
Slan agus beannacht,
Robert, when you said your daughter came over for a nap while you all watched the baby I couldn't help but laugh because that's me , I'm in your daughters shoes. I've had the baby for 12 straight days, very little sleep and needed alot of rest about now. Today is the first day he's not here. I was so tired yesterday I feel asleep beside him and we both were out of it ! We wore each other out ! ha ha I may need to drink more coffee ...
HOpe the baby and your daughter are coming along very well. I took some of the pic's of us off and added some of the local area. But theres so much more to show as the summer goes on. I think the reason so many Irish settlers (like my g grandparents) moved here was it reminded them of Ireland. Not quite the same, but the closest they could find.
My great grandfather Andrew Owens is from Cork so I guess my
love of Ireland is in my blood. Like your choice of music and I'm sure if you like blues your a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Have a great day!
Erin go bragh that'a about as much gaelic that I know.
Thanks for the warm greetings. I am from NY. i don't have any connection to Ireland besides a great desire to visit, a few acquaintances there, and a great interest and love of the literature. I see you are from the northeast, have you visited Ireland much? Once I finally get to go (which will likely be next summer), any places you think I must visit and can't miss? Thanks.
Hi Robert! Good ot hear from you. I a ok; just trying to shake off all the finals work I cramed in in the last couple days. Presentations and group work oh my! haha. How are oyu? Iwill look at group stuff tomorrow when I can focus. I am having avery difficult time rememebering verbiage--SImple mitakes that should be long behind me keep getting in my way--I keep telling myself it is because I am rusty, but who knows. What I need ot do is find my tapes from Ireland-they were freebies in the SUnday paperf for two weeeks when last I was there. Iforget theguys name but he is well known and i want to send them to oyu on this site--need clear eyes and patience on that one. Well of to sleep--keep in otouch.
Thats great Robert that you live right there with your children and grandson so close. My parents live across the street, so we are close by to them. My daughter and son-in-law live about 30 miles away, but we see them every day. Mostly because i keep the baby. He'a joy but he wears me out. It's great you get to see him grown up, I'm so gald we have all this time with him also. Enjoy !