S: MY TRIP TO IRELAND 2004
BC: MY TRIP TO IRELAND 2004
FC: Ireland October 2004
1: What Shall I Say About the Irish? The utterly impractical, never predictable, Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish.Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit, And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat. He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight, Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight. His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears, Yet his strength is the strongest to banish your fears. His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand, And there is no middle ground on which he will stand. He's wild and he's gentle, he's good and he's bad. He's proud and he's humble, he's happy and sad. He's in love with the ocean, the earth and the skies, He's enamored with beauty wherever it lies. He's victor and victim, a star and a clod, But mostly he's Irish— in love with his God.
2: "For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way- Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day."
3: "May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night." ~Irish Blessing
7: May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing
11: "May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go." ~Irish Blessing
12: When Irish eyes are smiling, 'Tis like a morn in spring. With a lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing.
15: If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough! ~Irish Saying
18: There are only three kinds of Irish men who can't understand women— young men, old men, and men of middle age.
19: St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook
20: OF | LUCK | THE | IRISH | May luck be our companion May friends stand by our side May history remind us all Of Ireland's faith and pride. May God bless us with happiness May love and faith abide. ~Irish Blessing
21: Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night. Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back on his haunches he sat. And all night long you could hear him roar, 'Bring on the goddam cat!'
22: Irish Diplomacy... is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
23: May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
25: An Irish Welcome Here's Céad Míle Fáilte to friend and to rover That's a greeting that's Irish as Irish can be It means you are welcome A thousand times over Wherever you come from, Whosoever you be