It has been weeks since I've sat at my computer in my own home and penned a post. It's good to be back! I've been on the road pretty non-stop for 6 weeks, but on one of my few days home my 5 year old daughter asked to share one of the posters I used for my presentation at Kansas City Irish Fest and the remaining sióg pingin (faerie coins) with her class.
She may have confused the Irish faerie stories I told with Tinkerbell, but I think she did wonderfully!
A huge go raibh maith agat (thank you) to our Irish friends who collected the faerie coins:
Eoin and Saša from Bitesize Irish Gaelic sent a pile of 1¢ & 2¢ euros- and some pens. Since I hadn’t learned the word for faerie in Irish class yet, I dropped Eoin a quick note on Twitter (@bitesizeirish). If you’re interested it’s sióg (she-oug).
Felicity, a writer who lives on Corca Dhuibhne (the Dingle peninsula), sent coins- and a lovely note, written in Irish.
Yvonne @fingalfolkclub sent over 200 coins- the shiniest she could find!
Ginger Garrison of Time Travel Tours sent the small coins she had left after her recent Ireland vacation.
And I would be negligent if I didn’t thank Corey at Irish Firesidefor help in spreading my request.