Aisling Maki
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Jun 10, 2015
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Aisling Maki commented on Kathryn Ann Spring's blog post The Wild West of Ireland
""Whether I win the contest or not, I've taken a step to embrace the magnificence of life and what it has to offer." That warmed my heart. What hope and strength you have after such a recent loss. It's truly inspiring. ❤️"
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Aisling Maki commented on Patricia Lee Teich's blog post The Wild West of Ireland
"Ah, "My Heart's Tonight in Ireland." One of my favorites seventies Irish folk songs. I love Andy Irvine and Planxty. Donal Lunny and my mother were cousins. Great memory. ❤️"
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Aisling Maki commented on Cara O'Sullivan's blog post The Wild West of Ireland: Return to Kilmakedar
"I'm pretty tech savvy and I can't figure it out on my phone because I don't see a tool bar. But I just uploaded the photo to the photo section on this site."
Jun 10, 2015
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Kilmalkedar

Painting of a site in Kerry that contains both pagan and medieval Christian stone monuments.
Jun 10, 2015
Aisling Maki commented on Aisling Maki's blog post Bringing Bridie Home: The Wild West of Ireland
"Cara, it's so odd -- I just commented on your story without having seen until now that you'd commented on mine. :D thank you for your kind words."
Jun 10, 2015
Aisling Maki commented on Cara O'Sullivan's blog post The Wild West of Ireland: Return to Kilmakedar
"These are powerful memories, Cara, and beautifully written. My college boyfriend was from the Dingle Peninsula, and Kilmalkedar was my favorite spot in that area. I loved how the foundation of the early Christian church existed there alongside the…"
Jun 10, 2015
Aisling Maki liked Cara O'Sullivan's blog post The Wild West of Ireland: Return to Kilmakedar
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Cara O'Sullivan commented on Aisling Maki's blog post Bringing Bridie Home: The Wild West of Ireland
"Hope you get to go!"
Jun 10, 2015

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Bringing Bridie Home: The Wild West of Ireland

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Growing up in a Donegal emigrant household in the New York Metropolitan area shaped my life profoundly. From the beauty of the Gaelic language spoken in our sitting room to the wild yarns spun around the kitchen table to impromptu trad seisiuns and step dancing at parties, our rich cultural heritage permeated every aspect of our family life.

I'm saddened that my seven-year-old daughter, Brídín, has missed out on these experiences. She was born and reared in Tennessee, and although I…

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