Céad míle fáilte !
Choosing the green – it’s an odd choice for one who is neither Catholic nor Irish born. However, I am a woman who has always had a fiery side and who identifies as Irish – 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. Aside from the fact that green is my favorite color, I have also been more than a little obsessed with Ireland – and all it encompasses – for nearly 25 years. I am studying the language and have studied the music, history, politics, and Troubles for more than half my life, and have now written a book of my own on Irish history.
This blog exists because many times I have wished for someone to rant with or tell stories to who cares even a fraction of what I do for Ireland. I write because I love to share and I want to highlight the women revolutionaries and free thinkers, since they sometimes get lost in the history books. It exists because I love quirky history and have a soft spot for tragic tales and love stories. Besides, even though America has a lot of love for Ireland we rarely hear any real news about it and there is a lot out there if you look, even here on occasion. Finally, because after visiting a lot and wishing with all of my heart that I could have stayed in Ireland, I need somewhere to put all of my experiences and thoughts until I find a way to go back and stay.
Ta mo chroí in Éirinn