Yep, that’s me getting ready to kiss the Blarney Stone! If you know us Bromileys, you know we’ve been blessed with the gift of gab and on some occasions the gift of eloquent speaking, both of which are said to be bestowed on those who kiss this stone at the top of an ancient castle.
When you’re Irish even just a wee bit, March means St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. For most of my life I believed I was Irish by marriage only. Then, thanks to Ancestry DNA testing I found out I have a bit of green in my veins! So, for inspiration this month, I’ll be posting Irish blessings each day through St. Patrick’s Day. I’m a few days late, which isn’t unusual for an Irish woman, so today you’ll see four inspirational quotes.
In the past, we had many lively St. Patrick’s Day parties full of family, friends, Irish food and drink, Irish music (and the Irish jig on occasion), games, and contests. If you attended any of our parties, I’d love to see posts of your favorite party memory!
One of our favorite contests was a limerick writing contest. So, for fun I’ll also be sharing some original limericks written by our rowdy revelers, and running a limerick writing contest for you!
If you’d like to try your luck, see the guidelines below and share your original limerick in the comments of one of my posts. The limerick that gets the most likes and/or comments will be posted on March 18, and the winner will get a small prize along with bragging rights!
How To Write A Limerick
1. A limerick consists of 5 short lines of verse.
2. Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme.
3. Lines 3 and 5 rhyme, and are traditionally shorter than lines 1, 2, and 5.
Adh mor ort!
(Good luck to you!)
“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”
“Like the gold of the sun, like the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. Like the glow of a star, and the lilt of a song may these be your joys all your life long.”
“May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.”
“May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing go wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true.”