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Eireann

Behind the tinseled shamrocks you will see There hides a profound history. An island tale from the land so fair So much deeper than a mug of green beer Lilting words are charming, but burden is high, And here’s a part of the why: While sampling corned beef and cabbage P’raps learn about the land Cromwell ravaged Mighty Cu Chulainn, alas, an aeon late, To spare fair Eireann this fate. From waves of invaders the Celts did slay Come the Red and Black Irish you see today Through the religious apartheid, Internecine hatred a mile wide. And those who flew the great potato famine is why— Got to read the signs: “Irish need not apply.” So visit the Moors and castles, should you get a chance Lift a glass, if you do, and learn the dance. For despite the travails of this fair nation, Some think we Irish saved civilization! 3/17/16

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Date: 3/17/2016 5:54:00 PM
Tom, a wonderful write, I gather you are Irish, my mother was Irish(O'Reilly) but born in Canada, so I have a little of the green flowing in my veins, and I am liking this 7 ~
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Tom Quigley
Date: 3/17/2016 6:48:00 PM
One of my great-grandparents was an O'Reilly! Visiting Ireland was incredible--definitely an ancestral homeland experience. Thanks for stopping by.
Date: 3/17/2016 2:52:00 PM
- Tom, interesting and fun to read - A wonderful green small country, but a little "old fashioned" .... much religion and beer :)))) - Well written - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Quigley
Date: 3/17/2016 5:25:00 PM
Thanks, Anne Lise. :-)
Date: 3/17/2016 9:17:00 AM
Yeats, in his early work, wrote about mighty Cu Chulainn along with many other Irish fables and legendary figures. Ireland certainly is far richer than the UK mainland in its beautifully mystical history steeped in folklore. The inspiration for much of W.B Yeats poems and plays...And I can understand why! My best regards, Tom. :) john
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Tom Quigley
Date: 3/17/2016 10:12:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 3/17/2016 7:51:00 AM
...and it takes an Irishman to play the bloody pipes! LOL here.s to you mate. Peace my friend and Happy St Patrick's Day. Peace my friend:)
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Date: 3/17/2016 10:11:00 AM
Thanks, Daniel! Back atcha!