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What I Learned From Shane MacGowan

2 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"May the ghosts that howled 'round the house at nightNever keep you from your sleepMay they all sleep tight down in hell tonightOr wherever they may be"Lullaby of London   I've been dreading this day for a long time.  I was thinking about it recently...

🇮🇪 ST. PATRICK'S DAY, 17th MARCH - Celebrating Ireland

17 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments YouveBeenGreeked

While I'm working on my next Greek history blog (it is coming, don't worry), and since British history isn't my specialty (yet?), I thought I'd share a few videos about Ireland and Saint Patrick, since today is Saint Patrick's Day! This is just a one...

Hidden Gems #5 - I heard him leaving by Arborist

11 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments paddy0mick

A dark topic this week which translates to an amazing song by Mark McCambridge aka Arborist. 'I heard him leaving' is written from wife's perspective, in a somewhat troubled marriage. This song has been a favourite of mine since I heard it, there is...

Tracing your Irish roots

21 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Emerald Witch

Family History I recently did my family history as well as my husbands, enough to do a family tree, I even got as far back as 7 generations on a few lines. My family's from County Clare and has been as far back as I could go and my husbands family is...

Old Ireland

22 Mar 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Emerald Witch

Old Ireland I miss you, And I think about you all the time, I will never forget you, I knew you in your prime.   It saddens me I will never see you again, Or enjoy you with my kids, The only ones who enjoy you now, Are the traitorous pigs.   I will n...

Hidden Gems #1 - The Good Word - Joshua Burnside

8 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments paddy0mick

An older song from Joshua Burnside's debut album EPHRATA.  This song is definitely one of my hidden gems. I am not going to wax lyrical about it in these blogs. I'm going to let the music do the talking. Enjoy!    


25 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Emerald Witch

Little baby Aoibhe, Like the legends of old, Is a great warrior princess, Fierce and bold, With a name meaning beauty, No one would doubt, Even the fairies are jealous, “She’s beautiful” they shout, She’ll be loved and protected, By all who know, Bab...