The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The Love of the Son,
And God’s peace to you.
-Irish Christmas blessing
Merry Christmas from our home to yours! Love, Lisa
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“But finding You brought my heart to rest,
In the shadow of Your wings I’ll hide
Your words are true and merciful
And forgiveness bought by You is mine…”
Rest, Words c2014 Lisa Lyons, Tune The Foggy Dew traditional
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…..has got to be a tie between two. Doolin and Portmagee.
Doolin has wonderful a wonderful music shop, pubs, music, and the roar of the ocean at its doorstep.
The ocean in all its beauty, Doolin
Portmagee has the Skelligs right offshore, puffins about, towering hills behind the village, fishing boats in the harbor, and great pubs also.
The village of Portmagee
Gazing towards Portmagee from Valentia Island
Yet I know my favorite Irish village is also the ones I haven’t discovered yet…the ones that are waiting for the next trip and the one thereafter. 🙂 Slainte, Lisa
It was a big weekend around here. A local St. Patrick’s Day parade, dinner and music at McMahon’s, making lots of soda bread and scones (and the eating of them afterwards!). Hope you all have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day today, and enjoy your friends and family! 🙂 Lisa
Irish traditional music session at McMahon’s
Amy found a giant leprechaun wandering about the place. 😉
Vintage Fire Truck
Finnegan got to go also! 🙂
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Some Wednesday Wisdom
A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.
May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.
Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.
A good retreat is better than a bad stand.
Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it!
(shameless product placement, but as a Lyons I feel compelled 🙂 )
I pray wisdom and humor and laughter and joy for your day! Slan, Lisa
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