Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Cead Mile Failte
The Heiress was 8 years old when she started dancing in her little homemade skirt and shawl. She couldn't wait to get her first pair of hard shoes. On the weekend before St Patrick's Day, the kids would get on a bus and they would literally run into pubs, dance, then run back onto the bus. They would do this from late morning until midnight and yet they looked forward to it every year. Every St Patrick's Day, the kids would be in the pubs again clapping and dancing until late into the evening. And this was at a time when people smoked in the establishments, oh how they reeked! Those kids worked so hard for their medals and trophies during competitions but on St Patrick's Day the dancing was all about having fun.