By now you have your boxes and can guess at some of the things I intend to share about Ireland. I will send links about the music, the land, the food, and of course – the people. You found a leather covered notebook about your family name history because the Galloways and Clarks have connections to Ireland. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about the family name.
The material you received was wool. That is because the sheep in Ireland are prized and wool from Ireland should be cherished. I will send you links about how they care for the sheep, why some of them have paint on them and how their coats become our clothing.
I usually try hard to give you a modern day view of each country but it just feels like Ireland is so full of history even today that I can’t begin to help us enjoy Ireland without enjoying places that have importance in history. We will see castles and the Giant’s causeway. We will learn about very unusual past laws in Ireland. We will find out the real reason that Ireland doesn’t have snakes and why people burn PEAT for heat.
It is going to be a fun month so please check in regularly to learn more about Ireland!