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At 12:22 on November 6, 2008, Lisa(moon) said…
Hi John
Thank you for the kind words about my photos & the welcome. I don't a chance to be on here much but I really do like it. Hope all is good with you and I look foward to talking to you in the future. Take Care & have a wounderful day.
At 2:55 on October 31, 2008, Patricia Duffy said…
Thanks, John...what a nice hello from you! I went to Ireland a year and a half ago (my grandfather left there as a little boy during the famine) and felt like I had come home. It's so in my soul. Like you.
Stay in touch, and all the best. I appreciate the welcome!
Patricia
At 5:15 on October 15, 2008, MICHAEL SULLIVAN said…
hello
At 18:39 on September 8, 2008, tony paxton said…
you are one good kerry man , from a good dublin drimnagh,killmainham, here is to you
At 0:41 on August 8, 2008, John McCann Sullivan said…
hi there ! joined live Ireland about 6 months ago.
I've been reading the posts a few times a week with little input, and now would like to pass along a site to you all which comes from Ireland and includes many
entries of music, videos of young and master musicians, sheet music, downloads & general chat,
" IT IS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE FOUND." By the way, I am 72 and have been playing the Bodhran "KERRY STYLE" FOR 64 YEARS. I PLAY WITH 3 LOCAL IRISH TRAD BANDS AND IT IS THE CENTER OF MY DAILT LIFE.
ENJOY ===> http://comhaltas.ie/
At 16:08 on June 14, 2008, Mary said…
John, thank you for the lovely poem!
At 0:11 on June 14, 2008, John McCann Sullivan said…
" I AM PATRICK "

I am the catalyst
Mere casuistry of modern faith

I walked the land in search of you
Thou I knew little-
least of all your name

Your birth not realized yet
mine, an extension of my fame

I scoured the winding slopes
of Eire
In search of truth
I discovered change

Ireland, sweet Ireland
land possessed by itself
No greater beauty had I found

Immense dignity
and still…

A country’s soul:
torn pages of dramatic history
in need of healing

There are bears and wolves in these woods
Serpents slither there as well
One hundred years from now
committed shall they exist
to memory only

It is my duty to break the Pagan rings-
To present twisted tongued people
Unto the presence of the Highest King

It is an allegiance to my Lord
thy people will embrace
For I am Patrick
I am the carrier of light
the rod between this wondrous land’s splendor
and the need for escape

I walked the hills, soaked in mist
I saw you there
‘mid fields, forty shades painted green

I saw your curiosity, as I pondered my routines
As I sat in silence
Save the Lord’s wear I held in prayer

I sauntered past castles,
whose High Kings were unkind initially---
Until they came to see
That I held solidly to my belief.

I carried upon my shoulders
a replacement for Druid extremism
Through Pagan expulsion
I introduced Christianity

As you bow your head
From across the infinite vastness of seas
Notice please, all Catholics have heard of me
And followed paths
where it was, I meant for them to lead

Atop majestic mountains
people erected statues of me

I was a hero once
Then they blessed me

A Saint-
Close your eyes and pray

Ireland, no longer desperate and chaste
vowed allegiance to the Christ

And invaders beguiled by such devotion
Now call Eire their home

I am Patrick
Legend precedes me.
Upon these splendid hills and mountains
One knows only that I came and delivered

How fortunate am I
Synonymous my name, with all things wondrous in Ireland.

But it is these hills, this land itself
that have surely been kissed-
touched with the loving hand of God.
At 14:22 on May 21, 2008, John McCann Sullivan said…
HAD TO PUT THIS ON = = = FUNNY !
Here's a truly heartwarming story about a bond formed between a 5 year old little girl and some construction workers that makes you believe we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house next to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew showed up and started to build a house on the empty lot. The child naturally took an interest and spent much of each day observing the workers. Eventually, the construction crew adopted her as a kind of mascot. They chatted with her and let her sit with them on coffee and lunch breaks. They gave the little girl jobs to do to make her feel important. At the end of the first week they presented her with a pay envelope containing a few dollars. The little girl took her pay home to her mother. The mother suggested that she open her own savings account. The next day, when they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed. She asked the little girl, "Will you be working on the house this week, too?" The little girl replied: "I will if those assholes from Home Depot ever deliver the sheet rock."
At 6:26 on May 19, 2008, Felicia said…
I see you are very busy, and I totally understand and feel the same about Ireland. It is so intoxicating. I feel a sense of renewal when I am there and more at peace than when I am at home.

It has been raining a bit more lately, but the weather is still rather grand. Not sure if my asthma could ever work in my favor in Florida when the muggy begins, but I did enjoy it when I was there several years ago. I would love ot hear your music and think it is incredible when one records. My dad was a musician and I love hearing him on old tapes.
At 0:22 on May 19, 2008, Felicia said…
Iknow some thing sar elimited in LI email, like pictures and sending ecards, but my email is feliciamaisey@comcast.net
At 21:31 on May 9, 2008, Mary said…
John, thanks for the warm welcome.
At 18:56 on May 9, 2008, Bernard Evans said…
Gimme a shout when ur here again if you woild like to vist the radio studio, Cheers, Bernard
At 22:44 on May 5, 2008, Sónia said…
Hi there John!
I am Okay thanks, and you?
I am glad to hear from you! Are you enjoying to be on LiveIreland?
Bye and blessings!
Sónia
At 17:22 on May 5, 2008, Shawn McCoy said…
Glad to see you found it; take a minute to check out the features I have added... some of them might be useful to you.
At 17:14 on May 5, 2008, Shawn McCoy said…
:) Very nice! To join my group, click 'Groups' on the main site toolbar, then scroll down until you see 'General Musician Chat'. Depending on what time you look for it, there is a small chance that it might be bumped to the second page. If that happens, scroll down near the bottom and click the [2]. After you have clicked into the group, there will be a green plus sign and 'Join General Musician Chat'. If you can't it, comment me back, I'll help you out. Thanks for the friend invite by the way.

~Shawn McCoy
At 15:27 on May 5, 2008, Shawn McCoy said…
Welcome! I see you play the Bodhran (I'm not even going to doubt your experience), I have a special group reserved for musicians called 'General Musician Chat'. Come check it out, you might like it. By the way, congrats on the computer games; if I could get my grandfather to properly click a mouse, it would be cause for celebration. Talk to you later!

~Shawn McCoy
At 1:13 on May 5, 2008, John McCann Sullivan said…
GREAT ! ............IT'S BEEN A GREAT SITE FOR ME, FOUND 2 OLD BUDDIES JUST LAST WEEK FROM BACK IN NAM 68/69....BY THE WAY, WHAT WAS YOUR MAIDEN NAME ? ROOTS = WHERE IN IRELAND ? JUST WONDERING.
TAKE CARE.....HI TO YOUR HUGGY BEAR. LOL
At 22:03 on May 4, 2008, Karen Lynch said…
John!
Fáilte to LI!! Conasatá tú? So glad you found us. I'm also a Devil Doc, HM1. Transferred into the IRR with 3 very young sons to raise. But I had 15 good years, I might go back. I didn't see my hubby in dress blues until our first Marine Corps Ball. It's cammies all the way, everyday. Right? LOL
I'll pass along the invitation to him from you. He's not got much Irish in his blood, but I still love him. I spent 13 of my 15 years with the Marines, so I am in the same boat as you are. No pun intended. :)
Be well new friend and thanks for the invite. I'll be emailing you.
Slán go fóill,
Karen
At 9:08 on May 3, 2008, Daithi Locha said…
Hi John,
Welcome aboard! Daithi in Dublin.
At 2:42 on May 3, 2008, Felicia said…
Dia Duit! Welcome to LI. I see my friend Soni welcomedoyu already, but let me say hello as well and welcome. The people I have conversed with are simply amazingand I look forward to speaking with you too. I love oyur page--what an interesting background you have. Slan

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