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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish Monuments for Saint Patricks Day

Irish Monuments

It's only a day before the green beer and the funny jigs start taking over the streets. Yes, it's time for Saint Paddy's Day. The day should be filled with cheer and shared with your closest friends, and maybe that one strange guy sitting by himself in the corner-just kidding.

So to honor the heritage, culture, and the archaeology of the Irish, I found an educational video by National Geographic about the Irish monuments and how they are slowly diminishing because of notoriously damp weather in Ireland.

So, although you may be celebrating the culture of Ireland on one of the happiest times of the year, you also need to take notice that the culture and history needs to be preserved. As a great lover of fortifications, it breaks my heart that some of the most historical and breathtaking sites in Ireland might not be around long enough for me to see them.


Mike Golch said...

Thank you for this posting.I paid homage to you on my Golch Central and on Nut Case 1 blogs.

Unknown said...

Thanks for bringing the plight of Ireland's structures to my attention.As one who once chaired an historic preservation commission, I well understand the problem and the lack of inexpensive solutions.

Cruiselife & Co said...

@ Mike

Thanks so much. I also borrowed one of your videos and posted it on Friends Revolution.

@St. Nick

Thanks again for stopping by. I agree with you wholeheartedly.There are so many things that can be done that don't cost that much. It's just sad that have tried to use cheap materials to preserve a piece of history that's hundreds of years old. I say bring in more of the masons.

Rick (Ratty) said...

I understand this completely. The castle of my family in Ireland is nothing but a ruin now. My family was once one of the most well known in Ireland, and so was the castle, but only a corner of it is left.

best gift ever said...

So I'm down in NYC right and I see a bunch of these kooks with their freckles and big red hair running around acting like a bunch of mamalukes!!

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