Friday, October 31, 2014

Irish Thought for October 31...

Irish Toasts

Here's to the land of the shamrock so green.
Here's to each lad and his darlin' colleen.
Here's to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland - that's this Irishman's toast.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Irish Thought for October 30...

Irish Proverbs

There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Irish Thought for October 29...

Irish Writers

Richard Brinsley Sheridan 

After eloping with Elizabeth Linley (for whose honor he had already fought two duels), Irish-born dramatist Richard Brinsely Sheridan began living a fashionable life in London that was rather outside his means.  He set about making his fortune through his pen, and his first play, The Rivals, became a great success and introduced the durable character of Mrs. Malaprop to the world.  His later work, The School for Scandal, is now considered a masterpiece of comedic drama.  Sheridan later took over ownership of the Drury Lane theater, and shortly after, he left his career as a playwright to become a member of Parliament.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Irish Thought for October 28...

Irish Curses

Let the cat eat you and devil eat the cat.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Irish Thought for October 27...


It's a lovely country, but very melancholy, except that people never stop talking.
  -Virginia Woolf

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Irish Thought for October 26...

Irish-American Heroes

Commodore John Barry (March 25, 1745 -  September 13, 1803) was a her of the Revolutionary War.  Barry, who was born in 1745 in County Wexford, adopted Philadelphia as his home.  During the war he commanded a series of ships, including the Lexinton, which dealt the first naval defeat of the war to the British, and later, the Alliance, which fought in the final naval engagement of the war.  After the war, when the Navy was reorganized, he was appointed first on the list of captains, and his commission was signed by George Washington.  Congress passed a resolution in 2005 recognizing Barry as the first flag officer of the United States Navy; in 2011, the U.S. Naval Academy approved a memorial to Barry, as he is now considered the founder of the U.S. Navy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Irish Thought for October 25...

Irish Blessings

May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
Who says, "This drink's on me."