Leaping Leprechauns

thetaroroom.com   I’m continuing my love of all things Irish which began earlier this month on Romance Magicians. My research led to more and more wonderful and interesting legends. As a storyteller, I love to hear stories, as well as invent them. Leprechauns are said to be small fairy like creatures. Some say they are […]

Winner and Story…The Widow’s Eagle

Congratulations to Carol Bibb, who won the Claddagh pendant.     Thank you to all of the talented commenters. Please read on for the complete story which I finished with a happily ever after, of course.   The Widow’s Eagle   An eagle was flying high in the blue sky over Galway when he saw […]

Irish Love, Friendship, and Loyalty…Get Some

www.buzzle.com A traditional symbol of love, friendship, and loyalty from Ireland is the Claddagh. The heart (love) is clasped by hands (friendship) and topped with a crown (loyalty). The name comes from the fishing village of Claddagh in Ireland near Galway where the symbol is believed to have originated in the seventeenth century. A jeweler […]

Irish Roots


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I’ve heard it said that there are two kinds of people in this world: the Irish and those who wish they were. I am descended primarily from Irish and English immigrants. My family is very into genealogy but my eyes cross when I look at pages and pages of names listed from the first generation […]

Cuz That’s How We Roll

Last weekend, we laid a dear cousin to rest. Several of the first cousins spoke during the service about our family and shared memories of Cousin Mike. Almost everyone who spoke said the same thing; our cousins are more like brothers and sisters. Our family is extremely close knit. Since I already planned to write […]