An Irish Blessing for Spring Pilgrims

May the energy of Ireland rise up within you.

May you be present to early spring daffodils

and the raw beauty of cliffs meeting sea.

May your rain gear be accessible for constant weather changes

and your shoes be sturdy as you navigate muddy terrain.

May you travel narrow roads without incident

and experience the wonder of newborn lambs.

May you surrender to the mysticism of Glendalough

the inspiration of St. Brigid of Kildare

and the joy of the Brigideen sisters.

May you hold all of your adventures deep in your heart

and always know that the Spirit of Ireland lives in you.

I’m lifting a glass this weekend to my Irish ancestors, all the kind people I met on my February pilgrimage, and the beautiful pilgrims who explored land and sea with me. Thank you! Go raibh maith agat.

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