Ireland is in a whirl of activity at the moment as we prepare for a host of high key national events over the next couple of months:
The General Election ~ February 26th
St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17th
Centenary of The Easter Rising 1916 ~ March 27th especially
Census of Population ~ April 24th
The fact that there is so much going on all around the same time has the effect of diluting each specific event under what feels like huge blanket of Irishness of various shades and emphases.
And, all the while, each person living in Ireland has his/her own personal events going on.
It’s hard to take it all in at times and while I am intensely interested in things social and political, one has to step back from it all from time to time and draw breath.
My everyday Ireland of this week has been bursting with beauty. Here’s a little glimpse of how it’s been here in Co. Waterford: