May the blessings of Easter be on you
Irish: Beannachtaí Ná Cásca ort (singular) or oraibh (plural)
Pronunciation: Bann-akh-thee nah caw-skah urth (singular) or ur-iv (plural)

Welcome to our Easter edition. We hope it finds you and yours in good spirits, good company and good health - especially good health!

On our end, we think we’re winning the battle to overcome numerous health issues, God willing. Thanks so much for the prayers and candles!

So, what are your holiday plans? We’ll continue a tradition which began years ago and join our good friend Jane and guests for what is always a wonderful meal - she does the lamb, we bring the ham. Talk about counting our blessings!

Book Give-away
Author Jane Fadely is generously offering a copy of Chickens in the garden, wellies by the Door and Seasons of Ireland. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please send an email to herself at:
We will draw for the books on May 1st

Request for donations
Once a year, we reluctantly have to make a request for contributions to help us cover our out of pocket expenses. If you would like to help, you can do it online at PayPal:

Or by snail mail:
Bridget Haggerty
5814 Blue Spruce
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Thank you so much!
In the meantime, we’d like to thank Mary O’Hara in NYC and Wendy Wright Australia for their VERY generous gifts - go raibh maith agat!

It was his first time he’d been asked to say grace before Easter dinner. Young Seamus looked very thoughtful and then said Bless us Oh Lord for these gifts we are about to receive from thy bunny.

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.
We’re not sure this is is irish, but it has that ring about it!


An Irish Easter

Easter Sunday: The dance of the Sun at dawn and a cake dance in the afternoon

Easter Monday Mirth & Merriment at the Market

Good Friday haircuts and seaweed for dinner

Basic Irish -Easter

Palm Sunday in old Ireland

Music Review: The Tin Fiddle

The Irish Hare

So there you have it until we write again. God willing, next month.

We’ll take our leave with this old Irish blessing:

Easter Sunday Blessing
At the breaking of the Easter dawn
may the Risen Saviour bless your home
with grace and peace from above,
with joy and laughter, and with love
And when night is nigh, and day is done
Make He keep you safe from all harm.

Bridget & Russ
Get down on your knees and thank God you’re still on your feet

Leave them laughing
We laughed. Hope you will, too: