Greetings & Blessings to all,
Welcome to our August update.  It’s not our regular newsletter but we hope to make amends for that in a week or so Meanwhile, we wanted to at least touch base and share with you what we’ve been up to lately.
Even if we haven’t been making a regular appearance in your mailbox, we have been trying to make a daily visit to our facebook page. Have you seen it? Here’s the link, and if you like what you see, please be sure yo give us a thumbs up and click on like. Thanks!
The Matchmaking Festival kicked off this weekend in Lisdoonvarna and it set us to wondering how people approach dating nowadays. Do they still adhere to the traditional ways of yesteryear or are they more inclined to try an on-line dating service? If you would like to participate in our poll, please click
1. Article: Another Kind of Music - a tribute to Seamus Heaney on the first anniversary of his passing
2. Poetry Corner: Seamus Heaney
3. Article: A tribute to Liam O'Flaherty in honor of an August birthday
4. Article: The Galway International Oyster Festival
5.  Article: The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
6. Article:  Making a Match in Lisdoonvarna
7. Irish Kitchen: Connemara Apple Tart
8. Basic Irish: The first four lessons in our compilation
9. Kids’ Ireland: In celebration of Back to School or College - The Salmon of Knowledge
10. Music Review - it’s actually a musician profile of Phil Coulter by our resident reviewer William Ramoutar
11. Culture Corner: The Idols of Boa Island
12. Kids Culture Corner: Hedge Schools
So there you have it until we send out our regular newsletter in a week or so.  If you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event between now and then, we hope it’s an occasion filled with love, joy and laughter. And if you were married in August or September, here are your special verses: 
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see
Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine
We’ll take our leave with this lovely old Irish blessing, but before we forget, pinch, punch first day of the month for tomorrow and if you’re in the USA, we hope you and yours are enjoying a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.
God keep you safe,
God keep you warm
God keep you and
yours from all harm.
May He bless your
kith and kin,
the hearth, the house
and all within.
Slan agus beannacht 
Bridget & Russ
Get down on your knees and thank God you’re still on your feet. 
Téigh ar do ghlúine is bí buíoch le Dia go bhfuil tú fós ar do chosa.
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