St. Patrick’s Day Tribute

I hope you all had an Irish wonderful day as I did listening to  music at our local Irish pub. Here are some Irish quotes from great Irish minds to cheer you!


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“Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one.”– Spike Milligan

music in Cork
night life in Cork

“Being Irish he had an abiding sense of tragedy that sustained him during periods of temporary joy”  William Butler Yeats

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St. Patrick’s Day in Victoria

Oscar Wilde
Merrion Square, Dublin

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” Oscar Wilde



“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.”  Frank McCourt

Ring of Kerry meadows small

May those who love us love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

Post script:

Oh, and just in case anyone might get confused


33 Comments Add yours

  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    So rich a “St.Patrick’s Day” post,dear Cybele!Well-selected images and brilliantly quoted!Hope you enjoyed your day and you found a four leaf “Shamrock” to bring you good luck during the emotional process of house-hunting 🙂 xxxw

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    1. oh I need all the good thoughts and blessings- thank you Doda!

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  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    Hey Cybele
    How goes it
    Love that last poem
    Beautiful as usual

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    1. Hey Sheldon, trying to catch up with all! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love this, Cybele – wonderful quotes (Spike Milligan is a hero of mine) – esp like the shot of Muckross. A 🙂

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    1. thanks Adrian!! Can’t beat the Irish for quotes!!

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Ah Cybele, hope you enjoyed your Saint Patrick’s Day! 😀

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  5. pattimoed says:

    What wonderful quotes! Happy St. P’s Day to you as well. Here, people have been celebrating for days–even though I suspect only 1/10th of them are truly Irish. I’m 50%–born into a family of Cooney’s and Mollahan’s! The other half is Italian–as you know. 🙂

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    1. both scots and irish here plus italian!! Thanks Patti!

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      1. pattimoed says:

        I sent you an email (through your gmail address) about a collaborative blog post idea. I hope you’re interested!

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  6. Mark Simms says:

    Like the Scottish outlook on life at the end Cyb….that made me smile :0)

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    1. oh I love the attitude!! lol

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  7. Peter Nena says:

    “And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
    May he turn their ankles,
    So we’ll know them by their limping”

    I like that part. Cybele, do have a happy weekend!

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    1. you would Peter lol! Hope you had a good one!


  8. Maria F. says:

    Great quotes and images Cybele, I love the paragraph at the end

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    1. thanks Maria, me too!


    1. aren’t they!! 🙂

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  9. Nice images! Perfect for the occasion. I got pinched for forgetting to wear green. Love the quotes 😊.

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  10. The Irish blessing at the end is one of my favorites. The images are lovely as are the quotes.

    Hope you have a grand week-end!

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    1. thanks Deb I did!

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  11. Anita says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Although belatedly…)

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    1. it was a good day!! Thanks Anita!

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  12. Maverick ~ says:

    Wonderful tribute Cybele. 🙂

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    1. thank you Maverick!


  13. Terrific. Love the quotes. My son loves Oscar wild. My grandson is Oscar.

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    1. aww that is a fine name then!! Thanks Sherry!


  14. Darlene says:

    Love the quotes. Happy ST. Patrick’s Day to you!!

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    1. thank you Darlene!

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