Saturday, 17 March is
St Patrick’s Day
It belongs to all of us. So let us celebrate together
Whether you are from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, The Middle East or Russia. C’mon in, the craic is mighty!!!
You can’t get much further away from Ireland but Sydney’s St Patrick’s Day Flash Mob certainly know how to mark the occasion.
And what would St Patrick’s Day be without a wee taste of East Belfast and Van Morrison playing Star of The County Down with the Chieftains, including the enigmatic late Derek Bell on piano.
For all my friends in Norwich – The Saw Doctors. Turn it up loud and pogo. Can there be a better way to end a Party? Apologies to the great bard, Robbie Burns, but Auld Lang Sang isn’t half as much fun.
HAPPY PADDY’S DAY EVERYONE
Eddie Jones, prepare to have your arse kicked
You have embarrassed my Australian and English cousins but come Saturday evening, when we have won the Six Nations, the Triple Crown and a Grand Slam, …….. we will forgive you.
Met this girl by the river last night.
Isn’t she beautiful?
A number of people have asked me about my logo. It represents the Thanksgiving Statue which stands on the banks of the River Lagan in Belfast. It was constructed in 2007 and is almost 20 metres high.
As with other public works of art in Ireland the sculpture has been given several nicknames. These include:
Nuala with the Hula
The Belle on the Ball
The Thing with the Ring
She represents various themes associated with hope, aspiration, peace and reconciliation and is derived from images of Classical and Celtic mythology. Her position on the globe signifies a unified approach to life on this earth. It encompasses oneness, while celebrating the diversity of culture. The globe at her feet indicates the universal philosophy of peace, harmony and thanksgiving, and has marked on its surface the cities where the people and industries of Belfast migrated and exported to.
The aim of the sculpture is to bring people together, change hearts and minds and to make bridges across the divides in our community.
As a genealogist I believe researching your ancestry, discovering your family history and developing your family tree gives you an insight into your own social history and provides an opportunity to understand others.
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Thank you for all the very positive and encouraging comments I received in respect of my new genealogy website; Research Ancestors Ireland.
I am now adding a Blog facility which will include news, events, discussion, information requests and new research on tracing your ancestry. Hopefully this will help you discover your family history and develop your family tree
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