Monday, 17 March 2014

Celebrating my Irish Roots


I'm celebrating my Irish heritage today!
My darling departed father
was born in Limerick, Ireland.
God bless his soul!



For sure he had the gift of the gab
which he used to good effect
when he got his law degree and
much later when he was made a Judge.

I still miss
his Irish smile
his wise counsel
keen wit
and riveting story telling.

He was a 
lover of books
tramping and the outdoors
flora and fauna
and
a generous advocate for
less fortunate souls. 




So today I tip my hat to the Irish
for their sense of fun
and love of the written word
to their wonderful writers.
I particularly enjoy stories by
 Colm Toibin.



I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday


Take care and be kind to each other
   Merci à bientôt



Shane

 

Bíodh lá iontach!

 

 

33 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The wearin' o' the green is still tomorrow here. I don't think there's even a bit of Irish blood in me, but I will be wearing green anyway!

FredaB said...

Hail to the Irish. We do have something in common. My Father was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He emigrated to Canada when he was in his twenties.

He also was a fun loving, sweet Irishman. God love them.

Hugs
FredaB



















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eileeninmd said...

A lovely tribute to your Dad.. your images are pretty. Happy St. Patrick's Day! enjoy your new week ahead!

Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

A beautiful post Linda. I also have Irish roots on my dads side. Happy Saint Patricks day!
~Clara

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely tribute to your Father. I have visited Limerick, Ireland I am half Irish and honor St. Patrick every year. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty mosaic celebrating your father and the Irish. I also have a lot of Irish in my ancestry dna.
Have a great week.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'd love to stroll in that little shop. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Marilyn said...

I would say you definitely have Irish roots. What a special father you had to have the gift of talking. Love your celebration here.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a wonderful Dad you had, Shane. Happy St. Patrick's Day and have a lovely week!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Well, to you I can really say Happy St. Patrick's Day.
You can be so proud of your Dad as he came a long way and left so many good memories for you to live on forever.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Una said...

My family are Irish though I was born in London. I have been to Ireland dozens of times including to Limerick. It's true, the Irish really know how to talk, write, sing, play music etc.

Patricia said...

Been out celebrating my Irish heritage today too, Shane. And wearing green. Lovely green pics, and a Happy St Patrick's Day to you, dear Shane! xox

Blackberry Lane said...

A heartwarming post about your precious father. Bless you this St. Patrick's Day.

Beautiful collage.

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Shane. A nice tribute to your father. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Donna said...

Awww...What a sweet tribute to your Dad!!
Happy St Patrick's Day!
hughugs

It's me said...

Happy new week Shane...love from me Ria...x !

Vee said...

Oh I so enjoyed reading about your dear father. He sounds like the most interesting, intelligent, and talented man.

(I have only a great-great grandpa who emigrated to Canada in the late 1800s from Tipperary. So today I'm celebrating because I am a wee squeak Irish as are we all on St. Patrick's Day.)

Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Dorthe said...

Dear Shane, you wrote a beautiful tribute to your father, and his Irish roots,-I wish you a wonderful Sct.Patricks Day ,and hope you have time celebrating it.
Hugs from Denmark,-not that far away from Ireland :-)
Dorthe,xx

Madeline's Album said...

Although I am not Irish I am wearing the green and I always decorate for St. Patrick's Day. Have a blessed day and a very Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Madeline

Jen Ham said...

I just love your photos! Always so beautiful! Your father was such an amazing man! xo Jen

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful post and tribute to your father. I have a wee bit of Irish blood in me from my dad's side, too. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a lovely tribute to your late father, Shane, and now I know where your name comes from as well. The mosaic is beautiful. Blessings,
Pamela

podso said...

Love those Irish blessings! Great post!

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful blessing verse.Love your mosaic with such lovely different photo's. Happy St Patricks day

Lorrie said...

A lovely tribute to your Irish father, Shane. My husband's great grandparents immigrated to Canada from Ireland. So many left to go all over the world.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Love Of Quilts said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sweet post about your dad.

Jeanie said...

I do just love this post -- every photo, story -- everything! Yes, celebrate those Irish roots -- today and every day! And oh, the green!

Radka said...

I hope you had a good day, Shane :-)
xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an interesting post my friend. I hope you've had a wonderful day. Blessings to you! Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your father and your lovely Irish tribute Shane. I so hope one day hubby and I can see Ireland-I swear there's Celtic blood in me somewhere along my roots:)

Donna said...

Hope you had a lovely celebration. Love the selection of green photos. There are a lot of Irish roots all over the world. My mom is 100%.

Tammy said...

Your father sounds like he was a wonderful man. I love your green mosaics. Lovely images. Best wishes, Tammy

Haworth said...

I hope you had a lovely St. Patrick's day, Shane! It was lovely to read about your father. And such beautiful photos. Wshing you all the best.

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