Céad míle fáilte !
Choosing the green – it’s an odd choice for one who is neither Catholic nor Irish born. However, I am an American woman who has Irish ancestry that I identify with and celebrate – even though that blood is a little farther away than I grew up believing. I’ve always been connected to the Emerald Isle through stories, song and history. I am studying the language and have studied the music, history, politics, and conflicts on the island for more than half my life, and have now written a book of my own on women in Irish history.
This blog which exists because I love to write history in an exciting way and I want to highlight the women revolutionaries and free thinkers, since they sometimes get lost in the history books. It exists because a Republican tour guide in Dublin told me that “No one cares about the women, unfortunately” and I wanted to prove him wrong. It exists because I love quirky history and have a soft spot for tragic tales and love stories. It exists because even though America has a lot of love for Ireland we rarely hear any real news about it and I want to help change that. Finally, because after visiting Ireland over and over and wishing with all of my heart every time that I could stay, I need somewhere to put all of my experiences and thoughts until I find a way to live in the home of my heart.
Ta mo chroí in Éirinn
Pleased to have discovered your fascinating blog. Return visits in store. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plenty of irish content – latestbpostbfeaturing van morrison and the chieftains).
Ever heard the phrase “more Irish than the Irish themselves?” That may possibly apply to you; and you’re quite right about there being precious little media coverage in the States concerning Ireland. I haven’t read all of your posts yet, but if you haven’t written one about that particular subject, it might be a good idea and I’d love to read it if you do.
One of my first posts (and one of my last) has a little to do with that – but I haven’t written one exclusively. Perhaps I will..