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Hay Foot, Straw Foot

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

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…


Favorite Irish Blessings for Mother's Day

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

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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