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Bittersweet March 6, 2008

Posted by Rambling Man in Emigration, General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish, Poetry & Humor.
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Today we leave Ireland.

I absolutely can’t wait to arrive in New Zealand and get stuck in, but as many’s the times before in this situation, I get butterflies in the airport.

I don’t know when I’ll be back – either to live, or for holidays or for good …

I was sad for a small while yesterday – a good friend had sent me a card and inside was written, as Gaeilge, and by hand :

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.
Go raibh cóir na gaoithe i gcónaí leat.
Go dtaitní an ghrian go bog bláth ar do chlár éadain,
go dtite an bháisteach go bog mín ar do ghoirt.
Agus go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís,
go gcoinní Dia i mbois a láimhe thú.

Which roughly translates in English as :

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall softly upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Catch you all on the flip side …



1. GerryOS - March 6, 2008

Best of luck to you all. I hope the move works out well for you.

2. RamblingMan - March 6, 2008

Have a great one Conan, Hope to see ya again

3. Coastal Aussie - March 6, 2008

I hope you’re all safe and well.

4. Micheál Caomhánach - March 6, 2008

Go dté tú slán.

5. Laurie - March 6, 2008

oh my goodness, rambling man! such an adventure,and yes, quite bittersweet. travel safe! i look forward to reading about your new adventures.

6. Devin - March 7, 2008

Look after yourselves now.

7. Rambling Man - March 8, 2008

thanks everyone for the comments and good wishes – enjoying san francisco at the moment … too much to see and no time to blog !

8. flirty - March 9, 2008

best of luck – blog soon!

9. His Girl Friday - March 10, 2008

Best of luck to you!! and yes, understandably bittersweet. Looking forward to hearing of your adventures! 🙂

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