Eirinn go Brach!

Tipperary copy

Eirinn go Brach is Celtic for “Ireland forever.”
Tipperary is a village western Ireland made famous by a World War I song, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” I traveled a long way in 1997 and was tickled to see this sign.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who are Irish…and to St. Patrick’s Day Irish wannabes. And here’s a classic Irish blessing:
“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

7 thoughts on “Eirinn go Brach!”

  1. The Mouse on the Barroom Floor

    Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor
    when the pub was shut for the night.
    Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
    and stood in the pale moonlight.
    He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
    then back on his haunches he sat.
    And all night long you could hear him roar,
    ‘Bring on the goddam cat!’

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day; I’m going to our parade to celebrate in my Erin Go Bragh!!

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