Hi everyone, and thanks for reading. I hope that you're all having a great beginning of the weekend so far! Here at our house we've been doing some spring cleaning, and getting the house decorated and looking nice for spring. I've put up some St. Patrick's Day decorations, and I'm really liking how cheerful everything is looking. I like the feeling of possibilities and new beginnings when spring finally arrives after a long winter.
I've always been fascinated by Ireland. When I was there a few years ago I had the chance to drive through the countryside and visit some of the local landmarks. I remember feeling inspired by the beauty around me. Everywhere you looked, there was green and so much natural loveliness. It was easy to forget about all of the pressures and demands waiting back home when you looked out at the lush fields and the endless sky. The experience was wonderful, from the scenery to the historical sites, to the kindness we received from our hosts. But one thing that stood out to me more than almost anything else was the language. I was fascinated by the Irish language. I enjoyed looking at the signs in Irish, and was amazed at how impossible it was for me to even guess at the pronunciation. Growing up speaking Spanish I can usually make a good guess at most words in the Romance languages, but Irish was truly very foreign to me. I would love to learn to speak it one day.
St. Patrick's Day is really close now, only about a week away. I thought it would be nice to add some Irish words to this printable to celebrate. "Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit" means "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Irish. Doesn't the text look beautiful? I think it's a gorgeous language. I'm so excited to share this printable with you. You can download it for free at the link below. And if you're interested in finding a special gift for St. Patrick's Day for yourself or for someone else, our lovely Irish mug might be what you're looking for!
I hope that you get a chance to download your printable, and that you have a great week and a fun St. Patrick's Day! Let me know what you love about the Irish language and how you plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for being here. Slán! (Goodbye in Irish)!