PFP Irish Style

As Penchant for Penning’s owner, my life has been steeped in Irish tradition, without ever having been to Ireland – hence the shamrock logo – with a twinge of good ol’ American Wild West.

Grandpa Connelly (on mother’s side) trekked through the Southwestern states and up into the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s, as one of the last of the true saddle tramps. He settled in California and raised his family with a firm hand and music in his heart, a-pickin’ on his guitar.

With a family name like Connelly it would be tough to ignore our Irish roots – that is, if we wanted to – however, we’ve embraced the Emerald Isle as a special familial place in our hearts … and decades ago, I quit trying to dye the red out of my hair.

So I’m not Irish just one day a year, but it’s an obvious time to celebrate that which helps to make us who we are. For all Irish – today or every day – enjoy some vetted Irish links.

1 Hour of [soothing] Celtic & Fantasy Music
“Elven Sanctuary”

8 facts about the ancient Irish alphabet Ogham explained

Practice makes perfect, there's many do think, but a man's not too perfect when he's practiced at drink.

Men are like bagpipes: no sound comes from them until they're full.

Irish History Links
Hundreds of Irish History websites 

When Blacks weren’t the only slaves …

Are we really “Celts”?
“In 1955, an Oxford professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, better known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels, described the popular understanding of ‘Celtic’ in a celebrated lecture: ‘”Celtic” of any sort is ... a magic bag into which anything may be put, and out of which almost anything may come.... Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason.’”

Irish Myths & Legends
All are free and printable!  Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! Not Corned Beef today, please. 
Irish Diplomacy... is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.

And certainly the most famous blessing of all…
"May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand"

Plus index of historical and modern maps.