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
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



Bíodh lá iontach!




  1. 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!

  2. 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.



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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. 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,

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

    Beautiful collage.

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

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

  16. Happy new week from me Ria...x !

  17. 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!

  18. 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 :-)

  19. 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

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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,

  23. Love those Irish blessings! Great post!

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

  25. 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.

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

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

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

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

  30. 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:)

  31. 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%.

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

  33. 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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