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I'm wearin' my green today, are
Now, you know that's what you're supposed to
No matter where you came from, it's safe to
we're all a little Irish on this
The little Irish flag is on my lawn
the winter's flag is now ALL GONE!
I respect my
Irish friends-especially this day
and as my Mama used to
"May the Lord keep you in His hand
close His fist too tight".
and we'd say an Irish prayer at
My Mama was Irish with auburn
and the bluest of eyes seen anywhere
Irish music and knew lots of songs.
She taught them to me so
I'd sing along.
She always longed for the fields of
and the heather-like none that we have
She came to this country years ago
left her heart in County Wicklow.
With her stories, she'd take
me to her fair land
She had many pictures she kept on a
I could see the longing in her face
thoughts took her back to that beautiful place.
never returned to Ireland
which was always her
-but if Heaven is so beautiful and so
then there must be a touch of Ireland there
Mama's back home-in Wicklow fair.
Don't miss the second page link at the
It has information about St.Pat's Day parades.
Some information about Irish
Also known as Ling, this well-known plant grows abundantly
acid soil over mountains, moors and bogs throughout Ireland.
Its blossoms paint the landscape with a pale purple from July
its tiny 5mm long bell-shaped flowers growing in
and its dark-green, scale-like leaves in pairs
along the slender stems. This is a native plant belonging to
the family Ericaceae
A personal Record by Zoe Devlin published by the Collins Press
is available in all good bookshops or visit the Collins Press
He First identified this plant near Derrynane, Co Kerry in 1977
and photographed it on the Wicklow Gap, Co Wicklow, in
Heather is well-known in our folklore and the following comes from Co
Little Heather, Fraoichin, Freeheen.
This used to be the
name the townspeople in Tipperary, Cashel
and other towns used
call the people from our local bogs
who used sell loads of
turf in the towns.
The tops of the loads were bound with
heather hence the name
'The Freeheens from the bog of
From the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. NFC
white heather you are said to be in for some good luck.
The origins of this are said come from Scotland where the
purple variety was stained by the blood of the Picts,
-the white variety being left unstained and therefore
Heather is the national flower of Norway.
'How oft, though moss and grass are seen
Tann'd bright for want of flowers,
Still keeps the Ling its darksome green
Thickset with little flowers.
(John Clare, quoted by Ann Pratt, 'Wild Flowers'
Weird and wonderful facts about St.Patrick's Day!
Lyrics to favorite Irish songs.
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