Lonnie's Blog – January 2015 Archive (6)

The Lucky Four Leaf Clover: Celtic Christianity at its Best

When Catholicism arrived in Ireland, there had been a strong Celtic presence for centuries. The Celtic religion, Druidism, was based in nature. Mountains, storms, rivers and seasons were all significant in Druidism. Then Saint Patrick arrived.

Patrick…

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Added by Lonnie on January 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Just How Irish Are You?

(Image source: IrishCentral.com)

(Image source: IrishCentral.com)

The Irish have a unique way with words. Some…

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Added by Lonnie on January 27, 2015 at 9:41am — 4 Comments

The Portrayal of the Irish in Movies

When I first visited the U.S., in 1985 for a summer holiday, I was amused and entertained by the clever television advertisements. The one that sticks out in my brain has the line  "Let's talk about you. What do you think of me?" at the end. It always made me laugh. Or it used to,…

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Added by Lonnie on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

The Incorrigible Irishman Who was Hanged by a Comma

We are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising in Ireland. How do you mark such an event? Do you trace your finger along the bullet hole marks in the pillars outside of the GPO in Dublin? For this is where Connolly,…

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Added by Lonnie on January 23, 2015 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

'Ghosts of the Faithful Departed'

One of my brothers in Ireland gifted me a book entitled …

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Added by Lonnie on January 22, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Irish Coffin and Convict Ships

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Added by Lonnie on January 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

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