Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's To All!


Wishing you the greenest St. Patrick's Day. I listed 5 of my favorite Irish contributions to our world heritage. The Pink Ranch turns kelly green for the week. BEANTAS!





















The Book of Kells- This illuminated manuscript dating back to the 9th century is kept at Trinity College in Dublin. The best calligraphy the Western world has ever seen, in my most humble opinion. The majuscules are exquisite examples of art and religious devotion. A feast for the eyes.

















Turlough Carolan (1670-1738)- The blind harp virtuoso. His composition are evocative of the beauty of the Emerald Isle.










The Anam Cara- The concept of soulful friendship is both inspiring and profound. Its ideals of true intimacy, loyalty and love truly articulate our sacred bonds.














County Donegal- The sweet sounds of Irish can still be heard in along this stunning landscape. As part of the Gaeltacht, designated area where Irish is the predominant language, it is a treasure trove for the study of Irish culture and philology.





















Clannad- One of the most famous Irish music groups. Haunting music that embodies our mystical longing for a world where mystery and revelation are common day occurrences.

11 comments:

Cynthia said...

May you have -Anam Cara- throughout all of your life! <3

John said...

and Happy St. Patrick's Day (early) to you! Hey, thanks for the great post, and I love all the GREEN! I am of Irish descent, so will mention it in a post, but think I will mostly just refer people to your great post of Irish contributions! Thanks.

Nick James said...

Happy St. patrick's day to you too!

Natalie said...

I love all things Irish, thanks TPC.
It is my greatest wish to go there and finish my family tree. xx

Linda S. Socha said...

How I love this post! Let me count the ways! I visited Ireland in 1998 and you have revisited so many of my favorite things!~ Than you ! Love it!
Linda

Sydney said...

Oh my! The whole world's gone green over here!

Lisa said...

oh my god- someone else who knows anamchara...........blessingst o you my friend xx

willow said...

May the wind be always at your back, dear bloggy friend. Happy St. Pat's to you, as well!

LOVE that your blog is wearin' the green!

A Cuban In London said...

I wish all your Irish reader a good craic! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Greetings from London.

Clare said...

I have that Clannad cd. Its amazing. I was born in England and unfortunately have never made it over to the Green Isle. I hope to go some day.

Thank you for this lovely post.

Peggy said...

My ancestors are from County Donegal! Wonderful post. I always learn so much at your place, Cowboy. Thanks for providing such a diverting visit! :)