The Irish Perspective

Language is a window into the soul.  This saying helps to explain why I have (unsuccessfully) tried to learn Gaelic – to better understand the Irish people.  In one lesson early on, it was explained that Gaelic has no system… [more]

Croagh Patrick

In the summer of 1965, my father took me to Ireland for the first time. On the fourth Sunday of that July, we joined the pilgrimage up Croagh Patrick, a mountain in the northwest also known as “the reek”.  Croagh… [more]