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