Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

Happy New Year, and Happy Anniversary too!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. I’d also like to add, Happy Anniversary – to all our Ohio Irish American News writers, advertisers, distributors and supporters – we are 9 years old; we are very blessed to know you, and to have your active support. We continue to learn, to grow and to get better, […]

It is 2 Days Until Christmas …

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It is 2 Days until Christmas … Come my friends, it is not too late to seek a better world. – Tennyson (Ulysses) Living in the moment isn’t hard to do ~ perhaps because it is so easy, and we are so busy, we often forget to do it. Being aware of our surroundings, our […]

It is 3 Days Until Christmas …

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

It is 3 Days until Christmas … Being Irish and being Catholic, three has a significant presence on my life.  A symbol of Ireland oft used is a shamrock, which has three leaves.  It is very prevalent in Ireland, but rare here, and considered lucky because of its rarity. The shamrock is not to be […]

It is 4 Days Until Christmas …

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It is 4 Days Until Christmas ~ Four Green Fields … Tommy Makem wrote more than 400 songs, the anthem, Four Green Fields, of course, as well as Gentle Annie, Winds of Morning, The Winds Are Singing Freedom and so many other iconic songs, songs that are sung where ever the Irish gather around the […]

It is 5 Days Until Christmas …

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

It is 5 Days Until Christmas ~ In the 12 Days of Christmas Song* 5 is the 5 Golden Rings, which symbolically refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace. Grace is a many splendored thing; falls can be too, whether we […]

It is 6 Days till Christmas …

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

It is 6 Days till Christmas … by John O’Brien, Jr. It is 6 Days until Christmas ~ 6 has many prominent places in society; the most prominent, of course, is that “On the sixth day, God created Man,” It was a good day for man! A few others that came easily to mind are […]