My Irish Heritage

Len has created a wonderful blog. I very much enjoyed this posting. It is really such a joy to read about the life journeys of so many people, all over the world.

This one inspired me to continue writing the lyrics for a song I’ve had in mind:

Verse 1

I had a dream

Oh such a dream

You were alive

I had a dream 

Oh such a dream

You were alive

You and I walked hand in hand

Irish dreams tonight

Chorus:

Irish dream have filled my heart

Irish dreams tonight

Irish dreams are all I have

Irish dreams tonight

Len's Diary

I original posted this last year and have updated and reposted for this year.

Its St. Patrick’s Day and I’m listening to the refrains of “The Field of Athenry” sung by Frank Patterson. I always spare time for quiet celebration, on this the holiest of drinking days, listening to Frank Patterson, Josef Locke, James Galway or John McCormack; the great Irish artists. Taking another sip of Smithwicks I fondly remember my mother’s and great aunt’s Irish influence on my life.

Survival against the odds, the courage to follow your own path, the determination to never give up, the ability to find solutions where others only see problems and a sense of what’s important in life – these are the characteristics that for over 300 years have made Smithwick’s Ireland’s favourite brewer of ales.

My mother was born 1926 in Waterford, situated in the south east and the oldest city in…

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