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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:

Irish Faerie Coins
Irish 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.



  1. Dia duit. Great video, always funny listening to Americans trying to pronounce Irish words hehe. Your daughter did great.
    Greetings from the fair city of Dublin.
    Slan Leat.

    Tell your daughter she’s got great pronunciation! She’s a good storyteller too 🙂

    […] Fest and handed out an Irish Faerie coin to each child in her class.  View her full presentation, A Story of Irish Faeries.  She may have gotten a bit confused, but her pronunciation of sióg pingin makes me smile every […]

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