Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Barley...not just for beer.

As per usual I sat staring at the screen with not a thought as to what I should write. I heard that shout "Don't write anything". So I scanned and read through various blogs for inspiration and came to Random Burblings.
It was his post about seeing 52 movies a year and his latest viewing which prompted todays post The Wind That Shakes The Barley .I haven't yet seen the film but I intend to do so.
My maternal grandfather fought as a soldier for the Free State during the civil war.I remember as a boy during the 1960's admiring his medals and asking what they were awarded for. To this day I still don't know and seeing Alans post has reawakened my interest. My paternal grandfather apparently spent some time interned by the British authorities.Again, I know little about this and perhaps I need to find out what happened. Not only to satisfy my curiosity but also to get a sense of who I am and my family history.I guess it also helps to repair some schisms within my family. Divorce within Irish Catholic families, even in the 1970's was frowned upon and the consequences run to this day. So some work and research to satisfy a variety of concerns but also to satisfy the amateur historian within me. It is also an excuse to go back to Ireland if ever one was needed, for the first time in 14 years....and to drink the Guinness!


Blogger Cherrypie said...

and Ryanair's sale means you can get to Dublin for 16 quid return from Humberside. It would be daft not to x

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