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Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm 3 Comments 6 Likes
While hiking with my American-born kids I found myself repeating the words “hay foot, straw foot” trying to motivate them to keep going as they were getting tired. I reflected on how I first learned the phrase from my West Cork granny, and decided to investigate the term a little further. I grew intrigued to learn this phrase is shared between Ireland and America.
“Hay-foot, straw-foot” was a term my late granny…
Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment 11 Likes
Here are some Irish blessings which are perfect for Mother's Day:
“May embers from the hearth warm your hands,
May sunshine from an Irish sky warm your face,
May a child’s bright smile warm your heart,
And may everlasting love…
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