Hi Eimar ! I'm proud to celebrate with you the St Pat'day here in Montreal. The St Pat's Parade here Is the moste ancient and one of the biggest in NorthAmerica. Surf in this web site for learning about: http://www.montrealirishparade.com/history.htm
Happy St Pat,s Day Eimar. Thanks for accept my friendship.
Eimear, I'm proud of your work in bringing Irish history (Kilmainham) to the forefront. I'm not at all surprised by some, mistaking your good work for an obsession. It seems that "modern Ireland" is a land without a past....or a past some would rather not remember. How many would know what happened in Kilmainham, from 1916 to 1940? I doubt if many Irish under 40 would know much,if anything. We once were poor, but proud and cultured. Then, we gave up our independence and neutrality for the nihilistic consumer culture. If Ireland does not find an answer to its present dilemma, it could end up with something to be really ashamed to be, namely: being, poor, ignorant and visionless.
Just looked at your photos. Are all the prison photos of the prison at Wicklow? If so, I thought you might be interested to know that the first female convicts to come to Van Diemen's Land (on the 'Catherine' to Sydney, and then on the 'Kangaroo' to Hobart) in 1814, included Elinor Quinn/Ryder from Wicklow. I guess she may have spent time in the prison. Would love to know more about the prison as I and others are currently writing songs for the band my son is a member of (Daideo and the Blue Mosquitoes). These are all songs about the Irish in Tasmania.
Hi Eimear! Sorry I missed your show today from Florida USA. I had too much work and could not listen. I just love all your talks and songs that you pick. You certainly are the best "operator" the LiveIreland folks have on the internet! Sorry I missed you. Perhaps next week. Sleep tight. Regards, Richard
Cool.. I'm sure you'll love it at LI. I've had a strange schedule these past several months and haven't made it to hear the live shows but should be back to a more amiable schedule within the next couple weeks. I've missed all the wonderful music and fun during them and the great people (like Fabia who I see has also welcomed you). Will Wednesdays be your regular time on air?