Irish Prayers and Irish Jigs

st_patrick  The Prayer of Saint Patrick

“I bind to myself this day:

The power of God to guide me,

The might of God to uphold me,

The wisdom of God to teach me,

The eye of God to watch over me,

The ear of God to hear me,

The word of God to give me speech,

The way of God to go before me,

The shield of God to shelter me.

Christ be with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ within me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ at my right,

Christ at my left,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks to me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.


Our homeschool’s St. Patrick’s Day Unit Studies are just about over.  We are having such a good time that I wish we would have started sooner or could continue a bit longer.

La Fhelle Padraig Sona Daoibh!  That’s Happy St. Patrick’s Day in Gaelic.  I laughed all through our attempt at learning a little Irish Language.  (Just imagine what our Kentucky accents combined with Irish ones would sound like and you might laugh too):

Traditional Irish folk music and dancing remind me of our own Bluegrass music.  (And yes, my singing and dancing is pretty funny, too.)   Here’s a link to some really talented Irish folk musicians and river dancers.

And several  Irish Step Dancing  Instructions For Beginners     

If you’re wanting more links for St. Patrick’s Day studies I posted some on  “Absolutely No Pinching” available here

Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh!  (St. Patrick’s Day blessings upon you)

betty jo       sham1


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  1. Pingback: Learning Resources for St. Patrick’s Day | Still Learning Something New

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