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    Ireland in my heart

    I was raised by a man who is very proud of his exclusively Irish heritage. His parents were immigrants, and he's traced our family line back to the 14th century, all in County Galway. Best meal of the year was St. Patricks day, also my folks' anniversary, when we had corned beef with cabbage, rutabegas, onions, and turnips with vinegar, my mom's soda bread...the works! And finished it all off with a cup of Coffee with whipped cream and lots of Jameson. The taste of Jameson, to this day, is as comforting as any childhood memory.

    When I was a boy, my life's dream was to move back to Ireland, fight for independence in the Northern Counties and plant/preserve Oaks. Or just fish. I even got a wild hair a few years back and entertained the idea of uprooting my family and opening a sushi bar in Ireland...it could totally work!

    I was looking up something somewhat unrelated the other day and saw this video, of a song I haven't heard since I was maybe 13 years old.


    My God, if I were reincarnated, I'd just want it to be in Ireland. One of the saddest things in my life is that I want to take my wife and move there to grow old and die, but I am not a native. If I were born there, I wouldn't want people like me all flocking back either, so I keep my peace. But I fear that when my death draws nearer, I will no longer be able to resist it. It's like a magical force pulling at me, even a picture of the landscape, the artwork, an accent from the Gaeltacht...it enchants me.



    Anyone else in love with their homeland?

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    I was lucky to have heard this song a lot in K.C.. I would frequent the Irish pubs there and many local talent would play it. I myself find pics of Ireland a "calling back home." I some day want to visit, but I agree with the moving back part.

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    Ditto.

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    "Or just fish. I even got a wild hair a few years back and entertained the idea of uprooting my family and opening a sushi bar in Ireland...it could totally work!"


    My Irish owners and Bartenders from Ireland always say we Irish are a dumb lot,did you know that 1 million Irish starved to death, during the potato famine. We live on a f@#k#$g island and we starved to death because we Irish don't eat fish. just saying.
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    LOL Son. Like the saying goes, "if god wanted the Irish to rule the world he wouldn't have invented whiskey."

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    can't embed stupid video
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    use the web address not the embedding you get from them.

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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