February 2020
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Not all Scots are mad but I am



All over the world people will be celebrating the feast of Saint Patrick be they of Irish decent or not. Some of the parades are huge and people travel to Dublin and New York to see the biggest parades of them all.  Even here in Spain there are parades in all the towns and cities. 

No matter where you go in the World there is always an Irish pub and Irish people.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland.  St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland.
Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confession, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians.

irish_four_leaf_clover_800_clr_11238Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Spain




I have a special reason for celebrating St Patrick’s day.
My youngest grand-daughter (Holly  two years old) was born in Ireland and lives in Port Laoise not far from Dublin

It is so cute to listen to her talk with her Irish accent especially when she calls me pa pa, da ye have any sweets for me.
My grand mother and mother were from Ballymote near Sligo Ireland although I was born in Scotland. I will always have a bond with the Irish.

This a picture of Holly getting ready to go to the parade.


The video below shows a large parade in Dublin. Note near the beginning are Spanish people with a Spanish flag and one of my hero’s, Paddy Bonner ex Celtic and Ireland goalkeeper leading the parade.