Apropos to today's date, 3/17

Irish Golfer And The Leprechaun

One fine day in Ireland, a guy is out golfing and gets up to the 16th hole. He tees up and cranks one. Unfortunately, it goes into the woods on the side of the fairway.

He goes looking for his ball and comes across this little guy with this huge knot on his head and the golf ball lying right beside him. "Goodness," says the golfer then proceeds to revive the poor little guy.

My Dad and I watched The Lords of the Dance. A lot.

My paternal Grandfather insisted he was hidden on a ship as a little kid, got into the US from Ireland., until his dying day. Trouble is, he was a known bullshitter.
He did take part in the Oklahoma Land Rush. That is documented.
Genetic testing shows no Irish, but English, and German.
Oh, also, after them, Negro and Cherokee in me. 22%. (That does perfectly match up with family lore.)

Hellraisers Journal: Blood-Lust of the British Continues Apace, Seven Irish Rebels Executed in Five Days

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
-Mother Jones

Saturday May 13, 1916
Dublin, Ireland - Socialist and Labor Leader, James Connolly, Executed

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James Connolly and John McDermott, Executed Friday May 12th

Hellraisers Journals: The New York Times Reports on Wedding of Grace Gifford & Joseph Plunkett

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
-Mother Jones

Monday May 8, 1916
Report from Dublin on the Wedding of a Martyred Irish Rebel

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WE NEVER FORGET: Irish Rebels Executed at Kilmainham Gaol Before Dawn, May 3, 1916

You cannot conquer Ireland;
you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom.
― Pádraig Pearse


Thomas MacDonagh
Pádraig Pearse
Thomas James Clarke