Leslie I give you a lot of credit for climbing Croagh Patrick barefoot. I climbed it in 2009, but I could never do it barefoot. Climbing Croagh Patrick barefoot or with shoes is a great task. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all.
"No one is a stranger. We got so lost once on the Acklin islands that we couldn't find an English speaker. But still the people were as helpful as they could be considering the language barrier." Leslie
Leslie, perhaps it was the Irish brogue that confused your sensibilities. I was blessed to have spent a month pedaling around that country in my mid twenties. I fondly recall one incident more than others. My companions and I left our bikes alongside the road and made our way though a peat field to talk to an older gentleman we noticed working by hiself (sic), cutting fuel for the coming winter.
There were three of us. We conversed with him for what must have been 45 minutes. Walking back to the bikes by the road, picking our way, jumping depressions where peat had been and mounting our bikes the three of us looked at one another and said "did you understand what that fellow was saying?" "Not I!.... Not I!.... Not I".
There is no known Irish blood within these veins, yet once one visits that remarkably lovely and friendly land one can say "I am Irish"
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I'm 50% Irish!! And my sister's birthday is today!
I'm more German than Irish, (there's a sprinkling of a few nationalities in there too) but I LOVE St Patrick's Day! :)
It's my brother's golden birthday today!! :)
There is a saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. So I'm wishing everyone out there to enjoy the day whether that special blood flows through you or not.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all from someone who has some of the pure Blarney blood within. Joy and happiness to all and watch out for the wee little ones!
The more important Saint is honored two days later.