History, Holidays, Ireland, Oregon, writing

I’m Lookin’ Over a Three-Leaf Clover

Sure and begorrah, the shamrock is one of the best-known symbols of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. But what’s the difference between clover and shamrocks? Well first off, the four-leafed clover has, well, four leaves. Shamrocks by definition have three. The shamrock can however be any of a number of a variety of clovers. Common… Continue reading I’m Lookin’ Over a Three-Leaf Clover

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Holidays, music

To warm the cockles of your heart

A little flashmob fun for Paddy's Day, including part of the cast of Riverdance. For those who haven't been to Sydney, they're just going into Autumn there now, days are still warm, hence all the gals in shorts and very summery attire. And god bless 'em, could these guys be any cuter? Sorry for the… Continue reading To warm the cockles of your heart

Holidays

If you grew up in an Irish family…

  Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I received this from a friend who shares both my first and last name, and hails from the same part of the country I do, and so of course we have decided that back along the line somewhere, we are somehow related, and therefore cousins. I don't know… Continue reading If you grew up in an Irish family…