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Old 15th December 2006, 12:04 AM
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I have a question for the Irish members of this forum.

Do the Irish really say to eachother, "St Patrick bless you a million time!"


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Old 15th December 2006, 07:36 AM
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I have never had anyone say this to me thank God. If I did I'd smell his breath.
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Old 15th December 2006, 11:36 AM
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No way. The old Gelic greetings are Dia Duith which translates as God be with you. The response is Dia is Mhuire Duith which translates as God and Mary be with you. If the person who initiates the greeting starts with Dia is Mhuire Duith ( God & Mary be with you) then the response is Dia is Mhuire is Padraig Duith whch means God & Mary & Patrick be with you. If the initiator starts with Dia is Mhuire is Padraig duith then the response is Dia is Mhuire is Padraig is Bride duith which means God & Mary & Patrick & Bridgit be with you. So you can see that you always better the original greeting.
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Old 16th December 2006, 02:31 AM
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Thanks Padraig and Marian,

I saw it on a tv show once and thought it was funny, it must have been a joke written in the script. But those greetings you mention Mary in the Gaelic are pretty neat.


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Old 16th December 2006, 08:02 AM
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If you're interested Nichlolas, this is probably the best Irish spiritual site, run by the Jebbies, of course!!

http://www.sacredspace.ie/


The Presence of God

I slow myself down for a moment, and try to realize that God is present.
To me. Here and now. He is in present in what I do,
in the people that I meet, and the situations I find myself in daily.
How can I make this reality real for myself?

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