Ar sca’tha che’ile amhaireann na daoine
– We live in the shelter of each other.
We talk about paying it forward, maybe, maybe too much, tho they say, you can never have too much of a good thing. But a watered seed must grow. Singer Frances Black is known throughout the world for her gorgeous voice, and her music. But, her legacy is being written day by day, through her work as Founder and Executive Director of The Rise Foundation.
The RISE Foundation is a registered charity founded by Frances Black in 2009, focused on family members of those with addictive behavior. RISE (Recovery In a Safe Environment) is dedicated to helping family members to free themselves from the stress, anxiety and worry of having a loved one with addictive behavior, and to understand the nature of addiction and the profound effects it has on relationships.
I am proud to be a founding member and board member of Friends of Rise – Ireland, Inc. I look forward to following Frances’ lead, and, most of all, to offer a helping hand. We’re working to build another RISE Foundation Home in Ireland, and you can help. See the flyer within, and #openyourheart.
Cead Mile Failte – probably the Irish word or phrase I am most often asked to translate – it means 100,000 Welcomes – it is the beauty of a people, and the backbone of a whole tourism industry. But it doesn’t begin to explain or explore the beauty that is the Irish language. It is a tough language to master, but often the obstacle is merely lack of opportunity.
So, in that light, the Ohio Irish American News is proud to partner with Pj McIntyre’s and owner Pat Campbell to offer you the opportunity to learn the language of the Irish. Irish language classes start October 14th and run every Tuesday thru December 16 in PJ’s Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room.
The flyer detailing the class is within, but for 10 weeks, we will struggle together, to speak as our Irish cousins do; with a lilt and laughter, the struggle becomes light. Classes start at 6:30 and go to about 8. The option of dinner at 5:30 for those willing, at your own expense, with a few guest speakers or fun add-ins at ours, will add to the experience.
Our goal is this Intro class for the fall, then a Next Level class for those who wish to continue, starting in January. With our friends Francis McGarry and the Irish American Club East Side, Inc, we hope to build an Irish speaking community in Cleveland over the next few years, and ever onward.
Sure it’s a tough road to hoe, so we better get started. To register, send a check for $120 to (and made out to): Ohio Irish American News 14615 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH 44111-3123. Registrations MUST be in advance and are open only until the class is filled. We’ll pay it forward, with your help.
Give me your stories, give me your words; poets that I love and things that I have heard. Things we’ve forgotten, or maybe never knew; Ireland’s color, is really blue.
We keep growing, so we are delighted to lighten the load with a new columnist. Please welcome Richard Lardie (Living with Lardie). A little laughter and a load of wonder keep replenishing the endless riches we offer within. Submissions are welcome and we have the opportunity to become a columnist as well.
The summer has slipped away, tho the festival season was mighty. Gifts and giving, ice buckets and rain buckets, LeBron and Johnny Football, thoughts of fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas … it all fits.
Get Up; Show Up; Lift Up
“Follow me where I go, what I do and who I know;
Congratulations to Sean Lackey and the cast and crew of The Yank!! The Yank is an official 2014 selection of The FirstGlance Film Festivals (Hollywood, Philadelphia)! This is a significant milestone for The Yank as over 90% of feature films acquire distribution after screening at FirstGlance Film Fests!