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Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy

From the genealogy site geni.com, here is a biographical history of Saint Patrick. Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy.

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’tis Himself, Honey O’Badger, wearin’ the green

Link here (click), design copyright Alice Flynn

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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The Face In The Rock

Photos of faces in the rock in Ireland, blog posted by Bernadette Ryan, reminded me of this oil painting I did in the 70s. My post on Berndette Ryan’s blog: Your title caught my eye, as my mother grew up … Continue reading

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Messages from the past, 1911 postcard

Among old family photos, I found this post card photo of my great grandparents, Peter Flynn and Bridget (Keaveny) Flynn, who immigrated to the US from Glenfarne, Leitrim, Ireland, in the 1880’s. The post mark is Nov 1911. The letter … Continue reading

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Easter Snow

Easter Snow is the title of a beautiful traditional Irish air.  It is also an event that we experience here in my hometown in Montana around Easter every year.  We have typically deep, wet snow in the spring, and to … Continue reading

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Nature is my muse… hurry, spring!

I paint more in good weather! I always find it easier to be creative when the snow is gone and green and colorful growth surrounds my home and studio.  I am itching to be able to work in the gardens.  … Continue reading

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She Lived Beside The Anner lyrics, art, singing

SHE LIVED BESIDE THE ANNER She lived beside the Anner at the foot of Slievenaman, A gentle peasant girl with mild eyes like the dawn. Her lips were dewy rosebuds, her teeth of pearls rare, And a snowdrift ‘neath a … Continue reading

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Lyrics to Erin Gra Mo Chroi

Back in 2001, I had found an interesting discussion in a thread at Mudcat.org folk forum about the origin of this song.   Several recordings in English are available, but as time went by in the discussion, it seems probable that … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Shillelagh design

When my great grandparents, Peter Flynn and Bridget Keaveney Flynn, immigrated to America from Ireland, my great-grandfather came two years before the rest of the family.  When Bridget and her children, including my grandfather, who was 17 at the time, … Continue reading

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The Shamrock Will Be Worn

A cliche symbol, the shamrock has been over-used in many ways, becoming the “plastic Paddy” icon that has commercialized Saint Patrick’s Day.  It sets my teeth on edge when I see a four leaf clover image used interchangeably with a … Continue reading

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Irish Folk Song Winter It Has Passed art and music Alice Flynn

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Erin Gra Mo Chroi, song, art and photos, Saint Patrick’s Day

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