Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Uploaded on December 10, 2005by StrudelMonkey licensed under Creative Commons

A Gaelic translation of a favorite prayer about the beauty and sanctity of a sense of place:

Is beannaichte an ionad 's an taigh
Agus an t-àite 's am baile mòr
Agus an cruidhe 's a' bheinn
Agus an tèarmann agus an t-uamh
Agus a' gleann 's an tìr
Agus a 'mhuir 's t-eilean
Agus an lòn far an d'fhuaras luaidh Dhè
Agus a chliù agus glòir dha ainm
(Provisional translation by Iain G. Millington)

Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made and His praise glorified.


At 9:43 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Lovely prayer!

Beautiful photo - I hope to see Ireland some day. Do some hiking. Do a walking or biking tour from inn to inn. Have a brew in an Irish pub. :)

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art, Glad you enjoyed the photo, I have a link to the site I got it from. Yes, it would be wonderful to see Ireland some day. I am sure it is absolutely beautiful!

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

I have a friend, a fellow marathoner and lymphoma survivor, who did a bicycle tour there last year - biking from Inn to Inn with a group. She had a fantastic time and her photos were beautiful.

Enjoy the first weekend of spring, anne! Art

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Art,
That sounds wonderful! What a nice way to see the country, then she can see the beautiful countryside and also meet the people.
Happy Spring!


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