Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

Aren't we all a little bit Irish today? So in honor of the day we all wear green so we won't get pinched, I thought I'd post a few pictures from our trip to Ireland a few years ago.

Slea Head Beach on the Dingle Penninsula

Dingle Town Harbor

Blarney Castle


marty39 said...

The pictures are lovely. Ireland just looks so gorgeously green in every pic. I'm sure you had a wonderful trip. Hugs, Marty

MichelleMarie said...

Absolutely beautiful! It makes me want to go!!

Sit A Spell said...

I am part Irish and really want to visit there...how fun that you did! My hubby has been there on business.

Yes, hubby and I are both grads of UA! I grew up just south of Pine Bluff and he is from Monticello. Camden...do you know Rena Freeman, by chance? My Hubby worked for a summer in Camden when he was in college.

We are way up north where nobody drinks sweet tea, says yes maam...or come on over and sit a spell...always in a hurry.

Valerie said...

Good morning, Kathy! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

The pictures of Ireland are beautiful. I just thought I'd share a sweet story with you...I am 100% Polish-American, but attended an Irish-Catholic grade school in St. Louis. Now, most Catholic grade schools do not have a particular ethnic affiliation, but Holy Infant sure did.

Our teachers were mostly lay, but a few were nuns directly from Ireland. They were the Sisters of Mercy from Meath, Ireland. Sister Rosario Delaney arrived in St. Louis, MO in August of 1964 to become one of the school's teachers. In 1979, while I was still in grade school, she became our principal and other nuns from Ireland continued to arrive. (Sr. Rosario was kind of scary-mean...very strict...no fooling around in class!)

I swear to this day that the reason I am so bad at math is b/c I didn't understand Sister's heavy Irish brogue! In addition to our lessons, girls were allowed to join the Irish Dancing troupe and we were taught traditional Irish dance by the nuns! What a hoot to see them kick up their heels in full habit!!!

I have such great memories of my years at Holy Infant. Did you know that 45+ years later the school still operates their annual St. Patrick's Day festival complete with the boys serenading you with Irish tunes and the girls dancing Irish jigs while you eat corned beef and cabbage! BTW, we never had to go to school on St. Patrick's Day...unofficial school holiday!

Blessings to you from Kansas!

Keetha said...

Very gorgeous!!! I wanna go too!

Sit A Spell said...

I lived off of HWY 15 south...seems like you just a tad bit younger than my mama. : )

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful pictures, I want to go so bad but don't figure I ever will.

xinex said...

Beautiful sceneries! Makes me wanna go ther and visit...Christine

Bo said...

I'd love to visit Ireland...and wouldn't it be fun to visit some castles there...wow! ;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful pictures Kathy. Ireland always looks so romantic, and I've always wanted to go there. Lucky you to have been there! laurie

darnold23 said...

Okay. This is next year's trip, so start sending me your tips! Be sure to check out Paris from Sacre Coeur at night! Also, try it from the top of the Eiffel Tower -- AWESOME! Have so much fun. Can't wait to hear all about ti.