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.