St. Patrick’s Day, 2020

It’s been a long time since I stood here on the Social Bridge but somehow it feels only right to reach out today, on this quiet St. Patrick’s Day,Β  to wish everyone well as the we all try to deal with the challenge of Covid19.

So many St. Patrick’s Days that brought ups and downs, but this is one none of us could have anticipated.

There may be a mist hanging over Tramore but it is making the Irish coloured daffodils gleam all the brighter.

I hope you can find calm wherever you may be and that you will accept this St.Patrick’s Day greeting with all the love and Irish lilt that is bound up in it.

There was never a greater need for bridges of heart, mind, creativity and hope.



Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

49 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day, 2020”

  1. Hey Jean, we’ve missed you. Hope you’re well. As to St Patrick’s Day, every cloud etc. The two occasions I was in Dublin on that day it was just a messy, noisy homage to excess. At least this one will be calmer, and all the better for it. Best wishes.

    1. Thanks Roy.
      Oh, I agree about the madness that has surrounded St.Patrick’s Day over the years. This one will certainly be different!

      I see Jersey has been coping well numbers-wise. Long may that last and stay well you.

  2. Jean!! How wonderful to find you in my inbox! I have missed you dearly.
    All of our St. Patrick’s Day festivities have been cancelled (not that I ever got into the drink-and-noise fest). It’s been an interesting time, that’s for sure.
    I’m in quarantine form having taken a cruise from March 1-8. Benefit is I actually see me boys more… Silver linings and all that.
    Hope you are well and enjoying that beautiful green.

    1. Hi Dale, so sorry to hear about the quarantine and I hope you all stay well.
      Strange times, indeed, but who knows, the world may change a lot of its crazy ways as a result of it.
      Mind yourself and the lads.

      1. No worries, my friend. It’s been a rather lovely time with said lads as we are actually sharing more meals together than ever before! xoxo

  3. SO good to see you here in the blogsphere. And with a beautiful cheerful daffodil message on this strange St. Paddy’s Day. It snowed here in our little NE village this morning. Nothing to shovel, just a reminder that Nature and viruses can give us a pause, but as long as we keep finding the daffodils – and elbow hugs – and posts like yours, we’ll be fine. ❀

  4. Good to hear from you, Jean. I hope you and your family are well in these strange and worrying times. I checked the blog recently and saw it lay dormant. A deserved rest, perhaps. I’m pleased you’re back.

  5. Oh!Jean how lovely to hear your voice in these dark days. I wish you a beauty, how are you all. It is wonderful to know you are there and well. Be safe be happy.

  6. Hello Jean! I’ve only just seen that you’re posting again, when the weekly digest came into my inbox. How brilliant and timely. I’m so pleased – I hope you’re well and look forward very much to your posts. Warm wishes, Robin

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