"True to our heritage"
County Clare Arms
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm a wee bit Irish so I thought I'd share a little about where my family came from. I actually just learned about our family's history in the past few years. Before that, I never really thought about it. When I was growing up in Danville, no one really mentioned anything about family histories. You were either black, white or American Indian. But in Pittsburgh, family origins are very important with all the different immigrants living here. Recently, my father decided to do a little exploring and found some information out about his family. He told me about his mother's family being from County Clare, Ireland. Here's a little information I found on Wikipedia:
County Clare (Irish: Contae an Chláir) commonly referred to as simply Clare, is a county of Ireland and part of the wider province of Munster. Clare is one of the 26 counties within the Republic of Ireland and it provides a basis for local government, in the form of its own constituency within the Dáil Éireann. The county system has existed since the 16th century; as well as its governmental usage, the counties form a significant part of local identity and culture within the country. Located on the west coast of Ireland, Clare is northwest of the River Shannon covering a total area of 1,215 square miles (3,147 km²). The most populated town and county seat is Ennis.
Hope you have a fun St. Paddy's Day- Irish or not!
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
"You know it's summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer."