"Okay then let's keep the show on the road:~
One of the customs is the placing of a lighted candle in the window on Christmas Eve and is now observed to guide the Holy Family who found no room at the inn in Bethlehem. Also a token of welcome to…"
"Parcels from our cousins in America were a special treat at Christmas. What excitement as we lifted out colouring books, red striped ‘candy cane’ shaped like walking sticks, packs of multi-hued crayon, bright coloured rock candy…"
"Hello all, can I kick off from this side of the Atlantic by saying that my most vivid memories of a childhood Christmas in a pre TV age centre around visits from the Mummers, parcels from America, holly decorations and Santa Claus."
"That's great! The interesting thing about these books is that while they are inspired by local events they cover associated customs, practices and social history in other parts of Ireland, and further afield. For instance the custom…"
"Hey Joe, that's a coincidence! We stock six of your titles and only browsing through these a few days ago! Great to finally get to see the face behind the name!! Hoping to tune in on 31st!! Good luck!"
"I'm not much for engaging in blogs John. Patrick Sarsfield's comment comes to mind when he died fighting with the French on another battlefield, I think it was in Flander's: 'Would that this were for…"
"Still think you're stretching a point John. While many of the members of the 69th may indeed have sympathies with the Irish Republican Army unless you can show that some of them actually came over here and fought with the IRA it is a…"
That's great! The interesting thing about these books is that while they are inspired by local events they cover associated customs, practices and social history in other parts of Ireland, and further afield. For instance the custom of 'bleeding for St Martin' described in 'Echoes of a Savage Land' was practised not just locally but all over Ireland — except interestingly, in Ulster. Looking forward to the 31st.
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