Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My four Grandparent's were all born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States.  I've visited Ireland many times and still have some relatives in Killarney, Dublin, Galway, and Cork.

Here is a photo of my paternal Grandfather's family, at the time they were the largest family of voters in Boston...of course women couldn't vote yet.

His surname was Breen and they were from Kerry county.  (just so you know I have heard all the Kerry-men jokes!)  Other family names are Mooney, Nolan and Drummey.

Though I'm still a bit weak I rallied long enough to make a loaf of Irish bread...I make it with loads of caraway seeds and raisins and slather it with lots of Irish butter.  Good thing for my waistline I only bake it a few times a year!

If I'm feeling up to it we may go downtown and listen to some Irish music by the river.  It is a warm and beautiful day here in the south!

So Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


Janet O. said...

What a great post--so timely. DH has some Irish ancestry, but my family name is Scottish.
We have potato soup and soda bread every March 17th, but I have to keep it simple--no seeds or fruits--so the grandkids will eat it. : )
Sorry about your health setback. Hope you see continued improvement!
I am curious about the upcoming post you are pondering.

AnnieO said...

My great-great grandparents were from Cork and emigrated in the late 1800s, they were O'Mahoneys; I'm sure my sister's beautiful dark red hair came from the Irish influence! I'm craving soda bread now...