“Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.”
— John McGahern
It doesn't have to be St. Patrick's Day for me to feel sentimental about Ireland. You can read me wax on about it elsewhere on my website:
Through Narrow Streets of Cobble Stone: Dublin Through the Years, My Not-So VIP Life and (Mis)adventures in Dublin’s Transportation System
Below is one of the songs I associate most strongly with my time in Dublin in the early 90s. Such great times that I'll always feel grateful for.
I hope if you haven't been there yet you soon get a chance to experience Ireland and discover all the good things I found in it. And if, like me, you already know and love Ireland but don't live there, I hope you find yourself back on Irish soil again soon.
Here's some more from The Saw Doctors to make you long for Ireland: