|Ich am of Irlaunde||I am of Ireland|
|Ant of the holy londe of irlande||And of the holy land of Ireland|
|Gode sir pray ich ye||Good sir, I pray thee|
|For of saynte charite||For saint charity|
|Come ant daunce wyt me||Come and dance with me|
|Wyt me in irlaunde|
We arrived in Dublin in monsoon conditions. A county’s economy under water – within expectations, a country underwater…?
What is it about Ireland and Iceland? Both are countries that I’ve spent much time in, whose people I like and whose economies suffered as much as any from the excesses of the first years of the millennium.
I haven’t been back to Iceland this year but from what I’ve heard from speaking to my friends out there, they are taking great strides back to self determination. I had expected that.
But the spirit of the Irish in this magnificent place is something to behold. Last night in Malahyde I watched a cross-section of Dubliners setting about their business with a purpose and goodwill that belied the tales of woe that I’ve heard in London.
A quarter of me is Irish -the best quarter!
- One year and counting… (oliveadventures.com)
- Why Not The Worst? (krugman.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Iceland moving on. IMF man says their deal was better than Ireland’s. (politics.ie)
- Free public meeting with Iceland’s Finance Minister May 26 TCD (politics.ie)
- Video: Chaos breaks out in Dublin, Ireland, as severe flooding brings the city to a standstill (gadling.com)
- What’s the difference between Iceland and Ireland? (politics.ie)
- Iceland and Ireland Models Help to Guide Greece’s Path (antiworldnews.wordpress.com)