Do the thing that’s less passive. Do the active thing. There’s more of the human in that.Nuala O’Faolain
This post is part of the Ireland Reading Month organised by 746 Books and The Fluff Is Raging blogs.
“Last year we hosted a whopping 130 posts on all things relating to Irish culture. Books, food, travel, movies, theatre and favourite bookshops – your enthusiasm was boundless and so was your reading.
So this year we hope to be bigger and better.
To celebrate the wealth and breadth and general awesomeness of Irish cultural life, 746 Books and Raging Fluff are co-hosting a month long celebration of all things Irish.”
Let’s hear it for the Irish! My ancestry on my father’s side came from Ireland, but we can only trace the lineage back to London before they embarked to the New World in 1756. Apparently the record keeping wasn’t so good in Ireland or no one has found anything there yet.
Tossing It Out
No one can say it as the Irish do, isn’t it? 😉
I think I first got really interested in Irish culture and history while reading Leon Uris’s Trinity (though it’s pretty anachronistic how he gave very Irish names to most of the characters in that era!). There’s a possibility my nine-greats-grandpap was Irish, since one of the sources I found about him claimed he came to the Colony of Virginia in the 1640s to escape Oliver Cromwell. That’d be a more interesting story than him being just another English immigrant.
We all have intersting history in the family if we dig (and remember) deep enough 😉