Irish Blessings


An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there… I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow… I am the diamond glints on snow… I am the sunlight on ripened grain… I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight… I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry— I am not there… I did not die…

ireland4Bless those minding cattle,
And those minding sheep,
And those fishing the sea
While the rest of us sleep.

Photos taken by my sister, Renae, on a visit to Ireland.  Thanks, Renae!

Wear Your Green!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day ♥

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25 Responses to Irish Blessings

  1. andy1076 says:

    Beautiful photos.. Especially love the horses and the cross 🙂

  2. Happy St. Patty’s Day! I have always loved that Irish blessing.
    Diana xo

  3. renae says:

    Happy St Patty’s Day to ALL!

  4. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Gorgeous pictures & text! I’ll show them to my Irish hubby:)

  5. Blessings to you and yours!

  6. omtatjuan says:

    Happy Saint Pat’s day… May all your posts bring nice people to your site!

  7. viveka says:

    So beautiful …I’m so blessed that I was able to live and work on Ireland for nearly 11 years in total.
    I love the country I love the people – the country of the .. colors: RED hair women, BLACK beer and GREEN meadows. Ireland is the country that we want to come back to before we even left. *smile
    Happy Daddy’s Day!

    • Well lucky you. 🙂 My kids spent a couple of weeks there last year and fell in love with the people and the country. Driving was a bit of a challenge for them though! They are already speaking of their next trip there…. Hope your day was grand ♥

      • viveka says:

        I know … driving on the wrong side, I have never done it.
        Ireland is a fantastic place and I would say it’s the people that make so.
        Dublin is the place for young people to live, study and work – from all over the world. I wouldn’t like to live in Dublin – a melting pot – far too many people … and traffic. Ireland has become very expensive too, especially Dublin. Can’t remember what I did on Daddy’s Day … the age!

      • My son watched you tube videos to learn how to drive properly when they rented their car. They said Dublin driving was horrible. I cannot imagine driving on the right side of the road, let alone!!!… 😉

      • viveka says:

        One time when I was down in Dublin .. I had to take a cab .. and the traffic was horrible as you say – he the driver told me that is was a car fee day … they have that once per year, but the Irish couldn’t care less. *laughing
        Good for your son – clever young man. My friends that came over … always practice first on a big empty car park. I think China still drive left … and so does Australia.
        We did so to .. and we changed side over night in 3 september 1967, without any mayor accidents. Remember it so clearly.

      • I cannot imagine even trying! lol! I love your stories, Viv! ♥

  8. Such lovely photos and post, as always. I spent an hour trashing some drafts and working on a few others. I tried and tried to get my quote to look formatted the way yours are, I think it’s so tidy and pretty. And it.would.not.cooperate. And the quotes were about patience and wisdom. Go figure, huh? 🙂

    • I am so hit and miss on mine! Lots of trashed ones for me along the way too….very frustrating. Your posts always look great to me!

      Patience and wisdom….ugh….both tough subjects for me! 🙂

  9. My favorites also. Thanks for posting them as a reminder that it’s been a while since I’d read them.

  10. shreejacob says:

    Better late than never! Beautiful quotes and pictures! 😀

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