You can post the video to the Wild Geese site so it appears right on your page. Could you also write a brief summary of the book to post as a blog that way the members of the Wild Geese can get a better sense of what the book is about.
Ath-bhlian faoi mhaise daoibh! - Happy New Year to you. Count your blessings instead of your crosses. Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes. Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears. Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full times instead of your lean. Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth. Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
The Count himself, Count John McCormack, singing 'The sunshine of your smile' in 1916, when to be fair, there was very little to smile about at all. http://youtu.be/VMDs1sJ3PMIWe should all count our blessings, however small.
Mary, Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to learning much from your blog. I will have to view the one above mentioned by Ryan O'Rourke about your childhood. Alas, it is 00:24 in the states, but tomorrow is another day.
Hello Mary,I am just writing to tell you that the future Learn Easter rising history course from Trinity College is an inline course. You can do it from anywhere. These courses are totally accessible and can be taken at your own pace and they are free. I have done a few and would highly recommend. I will do this one aswell. William
Hi Mary. I read your piece on Winifred Carney and really enjoyed it. I noticed a comment by an American lady who was a descendant. I also am a descendant. My late father was Winifred's 3rd cousin and my uncle met her when he was a little boy. My family are Cassidy's from Belfast. In Clonmel, Co Tipperary my sister unveiled a commemorative plaque last Sunday to the fallen from the Easter Rising and was chosen to do so as she was the only relative in the town to any of the republicans from that era. We all feel very proud in our family to be connected to such a brave lady. Not just for her stance on Irish freedom but for her wonderful socialist and non sectarian life choices.
You have made a huge impact on Wildgeese and I would invite you to do the same on Facebook on the Relatives page. I thought for sure your work and your presence would come on board during all the centenary celebrations but did not see it. Yours is a story that needs to be told to a much broader audience: