Eu e minhas bijous

Eu e minhas bijous

terça-feira, 3 de março de 2009

Saint Patrick´s day

Some Irish History

This is only a short history synopsis as Irelands history is very long.

Ireland's Beginnings
Ireland's earliest people were from the mid stone age, about 8000BC, yes Ireland and the British Isles are old as dirt itself almost. Ireland inhabitants steadily grew productive into making stone weapons and of course weapons and utensils form iron, this of course was almost 8000 years later. Even the Romans had a part of building Ireland.

Druids and pagans walked the grounds of Ireland before the Christian times. Their societies were lead by upper classes and warriors.

During the 17th century is when the Celtic languages emerged. This is possibly do to the invasion of the Celts. The adoption of the Celtic ways was more growing and adapting not be made to.

Ireland's history is full of war and despair. It's own existence as a separate country from the United Kingdom is fairly a recent piece of history. !948 became it's own Governing country separated from the British Commonwealth. Ireland's people have fought for centuries to have their own country back as just Ireland. Northern Ireland still remains part of the United Kingdom.

Ireland's people got widespread after the many migrations to the western part of the world. Mainly the Americas. This was of course due to British tyranny and rule. Also the famine created a large exodus from Ireland. Many American's today research their heritage back to Ireland. Ireland in the 1800's remained a poor country, but the Irish were rich in their folklore.

Although the people living in the country differ in the daily lifestyle from the city folk, the Irish maintain their folk cultures. Many are performers in the Amateur musical and dance festivals held in the different counties of Ireland. Their craft based industries provide some of the finest glass, crystal, linen, embroidery, ironwork, knitwear, wood turning, and ceramics sought after.
Ireland's most dependant source of food came from the Spaniards. The potato was cultivated in South America and followed through Europe with the Spanish invaders. By the end of the 17th century the potato became Ireland's major crop. The Irish economy became dependant on the

During 1846 and 1848 Ireland's potato crops became infested with late blight (Phytophthora infestans). This disease can also infest the tomato. Ireland's failure to produce good potato crops lead Ireland into a poor state. This is when a lot of people left Ireland to other countries to survive.

Have a lucky day!!!

Five green shamrocks

One green shamrock, in the morning dew,
Another one sprouted,
and then there were two.

Two green shamrocks, growing beneath a tree;
Another one sprouted,
and then there were three.

Three green shamrocks, by the cottage door;
Another one sprouted,
and then there were four.

Four green shamrocks, near a beehive
Another one sprouted,
and then there were five.

Five little shamrocks, bright and emerald green,
Think of all the luck
these shamrocks will bring.


I'm a Little Leprechaun

(Tune of I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have seen.
If you ever catch me, so it's told,
I'll give you my big pot of gold.

I'm a little leprechaun
(hands on hips)

Dressed in green,
(point to shirt)

The tiniest man
(hold thumb and index finger about an inch apart)

That you have seen.
(point to the other people)

If you ever catch me, so it's told,
(make a motion like you're grabbing at a leprechaun)

I'll give you my big pot of gold.
(make a motion like you're giving something away)

Irish Blessings and Sayings

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

May you be in
Heaven a half hour before the
Devil knows you're dead!

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How in the hell can he drink when he's dead?

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.

May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent.

May those who love us, love us
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland's faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
That's the Irish for you!

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
'Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that sets it;
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It grows through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland,
And they call it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing
The earth has angels all to few
And Heaven is overflowing.

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o' sun
A bit o' cheer
And a guardian angel always near.

Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night,

O Ireland isn't it grand you look
like a bride in her rich adornin?
And with all the pent up love of my heart
I bid you the top o' the mornin!

May the lilt of lush laughter lighten ever road,
May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures
that fortune ever bestowed,
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed.

Go mbeannai Dia duit
(May God Bless You)

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
God is good, but never dance in a small boat.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

If you're enough lucky to be Irish...
You're lucky enough!My wild Irish rose
The sweetest flower that grows
You may search everywhere
But none can compare to my wild Irish rose
My wild Irish rose
The sweetest flower that grows
Someday for my sake she may let me take
A bloom from my wild Irish rose

'Tis better to buy a small bouquet
And give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red
To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way-
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

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