Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Aye, St Patrick's Day

We traced our roots way back, and my side of the family is a braid of English-Irish-Welsh. Today I've chosen images that focus on a few things that speak "Irish" to me. What reminds you of Irish or St. Patrick's Day? Any other Irish sisters? Photos: Old Irish Stone Cottage; Antique Celtic Oak Chair; The Irish Tenors; Grand Irish Gathering Room; Irish Cable Knit; Irish Soda Bread; Irish Redhead; Lucky Charm Marshmallows; Irish Setter celebrating the day!

 






















































36 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Top O the Mornin' to you Jeanan,
My Mother's grandparents came over from Ireland. That's as close as I get. :) Love the poochie!
Robin

All things nice... said...

Janean,

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit! Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Ireland :) Love your photographs. Hope you have a great one! We don't have lucky charms in Ireland, they are an american thing I think as we never heard of them only in America??

All things nice...

katie said...

Oh my what can I say.
I think my favorite is the cottage. But, the child,dog and sweater speak to me also.
Yes I am Irish. My fathers great grandmothers name was Maggie Malloney. Don't know for sure what area she was from. But red hair runs through the family.

Loved your post again.

voiceofpendergrass said...

The weather hear today is very Irish!
My family background is Irish-Indian. I understand my great grand mother had beautiful long red hair. There's an Irish Pub here in the outskirts of Atlanta that my husband and I love to eat at, quite authentic.

The chair in the second picture is so cool, needs to be in my home!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love the old stone cottage and I love the lucky charms! lol!

Kelli said...

Ooooooh that SWEATER! Love it! :) And that darling little redhead. How sweet! I've a wee bit of the Irish coursin' through me veins, too!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I've always thought it would be a treat to visit an Irish cottage. Don't you just love the Irish Tenors? What a cute little red-head! Oh, Lucky Charms - they're charmin'.

An Irish blessing to you this day, my blogger friend.

GardenofDaisies said...

Isn't the knotwork on that chair amazing? The little red haired girl looks like a mini version of my daughters college roomate!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH and I forgot to say I love Anthony Kearns! He is my favorite of all the various members they have had over the years, and the only original still left.

Bernie said...

I have the same sweater only its a cardigan....so warm and you gotta love the little Irish lass ah heck I love all things Irish as well.
.......:-) Hugs

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you Janean,
I so enjoyed all of the photos, you have shared. I too have roots back to Ole' Ireland.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day.
Sue

Julie said...

Janean,

Yes, I have some Irish in my distant background. And I love your post. The Irish Tenors! Yay... and I love the Irish Setter photo. Such BEAUTIFUL canine. oh they are high-strung...but then that would make sense...they are a red-headed Irish creature!!!! :-)
Happy St. Pat's! Hugs

kpaints said...

Happy St. Patty's to you! From one Irish girl to another!

Lorilee said...

Love that cottage! I am German-Czech. My husband is German and Scotch-Irish. We both love anything Celtic.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Andrea said...

Hope you have an awesome St. Patty's Day.
Hugs, andrea

Julie Harward said...

I just love everything Irish...loved these pictures! Have a great green day my friend! Come say hi :D

Frau said...

I'm lovin all Irish things today! Have a lucky St. Patrick's Day!

It's me said...

Janean ?? i missed the irish cofee......................yummie.........have a great day !

Hugs from me.........

Sharon said...

Happy St Pat's day to you Jeanan.
I loved the cottage and the Irish setter.
The best one is that cutie with the red hair.

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Happy St. Patty's! I love that sweet little cottage at the top, so quaint and beautiful! Thanks for sharing some green love today!

-Grace

Donna said...

hahahaha, you got me on the last one!!!

Just Breathe said...

Love the dog, he does look Irish.
I think when I see freckles and red hair I think of people who are Irish.

jenjen said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Fun pictures. I would love to visit Ireland one day...

XOXO
Jen

~ Regan said...

Hehee, Lucky Charms....

I'm going to put a pot of tea on... And snuggle up to watch The Quiet Man... Just perfect for tonight!


♣Erin Go Brach!♣

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you !!
Loved the photos today ... delightfully Irish!!
Diane

Callie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Great photos! When I was a kid we wore green 4 leaf clovers and green clothes to school. When I was working today was a holiday we celebrated by eating something green. Green cake! Today I planted some cuttings. That's as close as I got to wearing green today. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Kerin said...

Well, we are flying the flag of Ireland today! We too have Irish blood running through our veins:)
You might like the music of "The High Kings", real toe tapping stuff. And, who can forget Bing Crosby and his Irish favorites?!
Thanks for coming to visit me. Now I can visit your cute blog!
Enjoy the rest of your green shamrock day! :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Love it! Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Rita said...

England and Scotland is as close as I've gotten to Ireland. My uncle traced our ancestory back to Scotland. Love the picture of the pup!

fairfieldhouse said...

My Grammie was from County Cork and me father's family roots go back to the clan that owned the Blarney Castle. So yes, I a wee bit Irish!

Caroline said...

What a charming blog! Happy St. Pat's to you, I so love this holiday...
a magical cottage picture!
Reminding me of memories!
Truly Caroline

Sandy said...

Hi Janean, My family is Welch, English and Northern Ireland. I found that one of my lines goes back into the 1300's. Thanks for stopping by. You have a very lovely blog!!
Have a great day!!

maurakeith said...

Hello Janean! Love everything Irish. I have English and Irish roots but have only been to England and Scotland. One day I'll make it over...I'll drag my sister in England with me! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! Take care. Maura

Joanne Kennedy said...

I'm an Irish girl too! My great grandparents came here from Ireland. I've always wanted to go there but never have.

Hugs,
Joanne

Kathleen said...

LOL, just read what the gal from Ireland said..They think we are crazy here..but they are magically delicious!
Love your pics..the dog is hysterical! The baby..just lovely!

Kerrie said...

Sure and I am another Irish Sister! Loved your post. To see my St. Pat's day pics go to my Kerrie's Korner Blog. Thanks! Kerrie