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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day . . .

 
 Irish Celebration
Muskegon, Michigan
 
40th Annual Flag Raising
Took place earlier this afternoon
 
Members of old
and
some of the new
attended the flag raising ceremony
on a very chilly bright sunny day
in
Muskegon


 
Greeted by Society President
Kevin Donovan

 
 
A bit of the History
of the
 Muskegon Irish American Society
from
Neil Mullally
 
 
Bagpipers played
Sweet Molly Malone
 
 
 
 
Gerry Lafferty
was there with his family
I missed seeing his
sweet Irish gal
Peg Lafferty
who left us sadly in July of 2011.
It was Peg who first told me about the society
many years ago in the early eighties.
Peggy was very proud of her Irish heritage
and the
Muskegon Irish American Society.
 
 
 
I know that guy in the yellow,
better known as
Mr. Irish Garden House

 
In the next photo,
Chris Zahrt
on the right
is the person who
 has tirelessly
made the
into one of the best festivals in the mid west.
 
For more information
about the festival for 2013 
check out the link above.
 
We hope to see you there
September 13-15, 2013
 
Mr IGH and I
will be enjoying
our favorite Irish group
when they headline the festival this year.

 
There were many
faithful society members
at the flag raising.
 

 
As the flag was raised
we broke out in a chorus of
 
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
 
When Irish eyes are smiling,
sure,'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing..
When Irish hearts are happy.
All the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
 
 
Slainte'

8 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!
Sandie

eileeninmd said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you, Lynne! Have a happy day!

Pondside said...

Ah Lynne - have a grand time!

Lynn said...

As you celebrate, Lynne : May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Missy George said...

Enjoy the day Lynne

TexWisGirl said...

happy day to you, dear irishwoman!

MarmePurl said...

Wish I could have been there!

Jill said...

Love this. Had a lone bagpiper at my Mom's funeral, per her request. Moving beyond works.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, beautiful Lassie.