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1.  History of the Irish Traveller
 History of the Irish Traveller
The origins of the Irish Tinker has been much disputed throughout the years, yet they are part of Irish Culture. One thing is certain, they arrived amid the community from the fabric of Irish Society. The main theory is that the Tinker was evicted from his land for non payment of rent.He had litt...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:53:22
2. The Deserted Village
The Deserted Village
On a recent visit to Achill I happened upon The Deserted Village. Until that day I never knew of it's existence. A chance encounter with an old lady directed me to the roots of some of the harshest times in the history of Ireland. I was instructed to park my car at the church and continue my jour...
Travel & Places - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:25:04
3. Codependency
Codependency is a relationship addiction that is one side destructive and abusive.. At this point you are wondering what I am talking about or deep down, you know the script as you have been there and wore the t-shirt. Codependency has come to the fore in the last fifteen years. Codependency is a...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:12
4. Easter in Ireland
Easter in Ireland
Every Easter the 1916 Rising is commemorated to respect those who gave their lives in the fight for Irish Freedom. The passage of the National Servicies Act which threatened conscription was one of the causes of the uprising. This rebellion constituted one of the biggest uprisings since 1798. On ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:12
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Twice in Irish modern history have two Sundays been christened Bloody Sunday. The events happened fifty two years apart.Both were attributed to the fight for Irish Freedom. The result in each case was carnage, mutilation and death. Families were ripped apart and the ripple effect continued for ge...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:07
6. My Search For Meaning
My Search For Meaning
My search for meaning has taken me on the highways and byways in life. You may well ask what I am seeking? The answer is simple but deeply complex. I search for the meaning of my life. My quest to resolve this basic yet intricate question has not been linear rather a merry-go-round, where I have ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:53:22
7. May Eve - (Oiche Bealtaine) - in Ireland-April 30th
May Eve - (Oiche Bealtaine) - in Ireland-April 30th
Oiche Bealtaine is May Eve a night that for centuries has filled the hearts of the Irish with dread and fear. Folklore,superstition,religion and human intervention have intertwined to cause mayhem on this night. In modern Ireland the old people in the remote rural settings still place great mass ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:48:51
8. Housework A Tedious Chore
Housework A Tedious Chore
I pray I am not alone in the world, yes I admit it I detest it - HOUSEWORK. I peruse with awe the articles here on Squidoo about housekeeping. My mind finds it impossible to associate housework with any positive emotion. Instead , feelings of negativty and gloom surface. I was introduced to hous...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:12
9. Positive and Negative Spirituality
Positive and Negative Spirituality
In life there is good and evil, night and day,ying and yang, God and Devil and Spirituality is no exception. There is good positive spirituality and bad negative spirituality which can be detremental to your health and those arournd you. Much has been stated about spirituality in recent times, ho...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:55
10. A Not So Perfect Mother
A Not So Perfect Mother
We all want to be perfect in every way and society demands perfection. In my lifetime I always craved perfection in all that I did, seldom reaching the goal, resulting in misery and self bashing. Hindsight is wondeful-and if hindsight walked with me while I lived my life-oh what a perfect human I...
Parenting & Kids - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:02:56
11. Addiction
This story is both personal and educational. It matters little on how it impacts you as long as you learn about addiction. I am in recovery for twelve years. I am a qualified addiction counsellor. I was diagnosed as being cross addicted to alcohol, relationships and gambling. Add to this mixtur...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:16:37
12. At the Crossroad of Life
At the Crossroad of Life
Nearing the half century mark, I am filled with fear of the unknown and regrets for past actions. Where has my life gone? What happened to my dreams? Where am I going as I venture towards the twilight of my life?. Who will remember me when I have passed on to the next life? What impact did I leav...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:03:26
13. Love Letter from the Heart
Love Letter from the Heart
My Dearest Love, We have been apart much too long. I am waiting expectantly for you to return to my warm embrace. I need you and I know you you feel the same. Love obsession and lust that we shared takes a lifetime to sever From the first momentt we met, I knew you were special.. Being separated ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:19
14. Learn about Irish Hurling
Learn about Irish Hurling
Hurling is to the Irish as Soccer is to the English or Amrican Football is to the Americans. It is an intrinsic part of our culture, deep rooted in the fight for Irish Freedom. In modern times it is as popular as in bygone days. Throughout the season, different counties are at fever pitch wanting...
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:16:38
15. My Tribute to Some Special Squids
My Tribute to Some Special Squids
During my time on Squidoo,I have met loads of interesting people. People from every part of the world of all ages and creeds are now part of my cyber world. As in life, I have met squids that touched my heart, impacted my life and impressed me loads. Here is my tribute to these people, appearing ...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:40
16. Siobhan Ryan The Irish Lass
Siobhan Ryan The Irish Lass
Here stands before you a proud Irishwoman, with a deep love of my country and heritage.Deep is my affinity to the United States of America for allowing an Irish immigrant to be part of it's workforce for five years and for providing me with the facilities to have my beautiful daughter Ashley. My...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:54:03
17. A Different Home
A Different Home
Many moons ago when I was young ,naive and innocent, I embraced life with vigor and zest, trusting in love and the universe. Several decades later , my expectation of life are extremely different. Gone is the innocence of youth replace by the cynicism of maturity. The pep in my step is now change...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:53:18
18. Addicted to Squidoo
Addicted to Squidoo
Addicted, hooked or whatever takes your fancy-that's me. I have fallen for Squidoo. Yes it is my new love and I can't believe it. I found what I was looking for::: A community where I do not have to pretend--the real me is exposed and it is such a relief. I found Squidoo about six months ago regi...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:56
19. Internet Dating OMG
Internet Dating OMG
After Christmas 2012 I decided to take a short break from Squidoo and explore the world of internet dating. I registered in both Irish and American sites. At the onset I was dubious but prepared to have an open mind. I will admit that I am slow to trust but decided to give the benefit of doubt to...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:08
20. The Tortured Mind
The Tortured Mind
I have lived inside her head for decades. It is dark and damp here. i am surrounded by neurons and transmitters and other nameless queer things. Blood pumps in and out all day and night at great speed. There are many rusty cogs and if you listen,you can hear creaking sounds from the brain as it g...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:42
21. Looking For Love in Too Many Places
Looking For Love in Too Many  Places
As I regress to earlier days in my life,I can vividly remember my illusion of love.Now I can clearly understand what love is not. Within the illusion and understanding my search for love was never ending, always looking in the wrong places ,in too many places,getting the same result-pain-hurt and...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:23
22. Crime and Addiction
Crime and Addiction
Addiction is a factor that often causes people to offend against the law of the land, social norms and moral codes. I would like to explore addiction, criminal behaviour and the similarities between addiction and criminal thinking. Many studies and research have been undertaken on the correlatio...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:08
23. All about Jude
All about Jude
Each of us have important events or people that can influence and sometimes change the course of our lives. Personaly, it was a select few people who in some way ,shaped the person I have become. The events and milestones are interlined with these people. By accident or perhaps fate , these peopl...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:24
24. Connemara Sheep
Connemara Sheep
I am living here on the hills for the past years. I really don't know how long as time only exists in two frames for me good and bad weather. It is difficult enough for me to find words to desribe my life as this is not what I normally do. I am aware from listening to my owner that my ancestors a...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:16:37
25. Counseling
The reasons people seek counselling are as varied as people themselves.Often they have encountered distressing or stressful situations,which they need to talk about in a safe environment. Others seek specific help with psychological or behavior issues,Others attend to acquire tools to cope with l...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:52:55
26. Respect Others
Respect Others
I write as I see it and this lack of respect in the world for anyone or anything upsets me gravely. I did not come from a great family enviroment but some -one, teachers, neighbours, priests and extended family must have instilled in my mind the ethos of respect. I remember as a child ,if you me...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:44
27. Dis-Ease
Perhaps you have stumbled on this lens expecting the usual discussion on diease,alas this is entirely different. This lens focuses on people who are at dis-ease with themselves or in slang terms ,*unhappy in their own skin*.This is not a new discovery but rather a condition that has been labeled ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:54:04
28. Resentments
In Latin to resent means to feel the same thing over and over again. The Webster dictionery defines resentment as(a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill will). Resentments are the tapes and records we play over and over again in our minds. They may be worn,sratched and faded but they are our...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:16:37
29. Tipsy-My Collie
Tipsy-My Collie
I collected her from the farmer on a dark wet morning. Another unwanted dog. The farmer was an angry stub of a man lacking in nature, He said he had paid big money for a pure bred to herd his cattle but Tipsy would not even look at the cattle. So I bundled into my car a timid scared shivering Tip...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:12
30. What is Hope?
What is Hope?
Hope is that flame that continues to flicker in our hearts in the worst and the best of times.In every human, it is part of the person's psyche, never requested but God given for a purpose. Research undertaken by psychiatrists and psychologists have shown that the human person cannot survive with...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:23
31. Nicotine Addiction
Nicotine Addiction
As some of you have read previous work you are aware that I have over three major addictions and am in recovery for well over a decade. On a professional level I cannot counsel nicotine addicts as I feel it would be completely unethical. On a personal level this addiction is financially depleting...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:16:37
32. Helping Others
Helping Others
This evening I searched Squidoo for lenses about helping others. Imagine my shock, when the search result issued a congradulations. I was the first to search for such a lens. I presume there are about 1/2 million squids and it is amazing that there are no published lens on the subject matter.The ...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:48:51
33. The Stigma of Depression
The Stigma of Depression
The stigma of depression is often as difficult as the disease itself. It a topic that brings silence to a group, averted eyes, lowered heads and shuffling feet. Denial is rampant that the disease is stigmatized but research indicates that the opposite is true. Depression is a mental health issue...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:24
34. The Need to Stem the Tide of Suicide
The Need to Stem the Tide of Suicide
What we as individuals and society need to do. . Looking inward and not outwards. What can we do? Another suicide in another small town, yet another young life over. A local tragedy, a national statistic, a family overwhelmed with grief and all that remains are the unanswered questions that ling...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:10
35. Top Squid Kid Wannabe
Top Squid Kid Wannabe
Have you ever been in a queue at a checkout and observed the antics of a two year old in a tantrum. The toddler wants sweets and the Mum refuses. What ensues is an eruption of screams 'I want it. I want it and I want it now'. Now reflect back to your own childhood, wasn't it always the thing not ...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:24
36. This Halloween Meet the Irish Pooka Banshee and Ghosts
This Halloween Meet the Irish Pooka Banshee and Ghosts
Ireland, the land of my birth is often depicted as a haven of saints and scholars, of course there are some in existance.However my native land is steeped with superstition and fear. Fear of pookas, ghost and goblinsand fear of spells and curses that can result in mayhem in all areas of your life...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:51:27
37. Living in a Dysfunctional Family
Living in a Dysfunctional Family
Some families are functional which means they work well together and others are dysfuntional like my family of origin,Dysfunctional means not working properly or in this scenario unhealthy interactions between the members of the family. To survive in such an environment people assume roles .I can...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:09
38. The Essence of Christmas
The Essence of Christmas
Lost in the smog of commerialism and materialism the true meaning of Christmas has disappeared. Instead we now have tinsel ,false snow and competition between neighbours concerning the best light display.I think it is terribly sad as this is not what Christmas is about. Christmas can be broken d...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:26
39. Dear Santa All I Want For Christmas Is
Dear Santa All I Want For Christmas Is
DEAR SANTA I still believe in your magic and hope that you may put me on your list this year. One more time I would love to hear the tinkle of the sleigh bells and see the reindeers fly through the sky, and hear the boom of your jolly voice as you move through the galaxy. Now Santa I will be re...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:13:16

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