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Some Meanderings, Memories and More… from Moher Cottage, St. Brigid's Well, Cliffs of Moher in Co.Clare, Ireland
With lockdown continuing now over the Easter weekend for the next 3 weeks, it may feel hard for some to create that traditional Easter magic. Easter has always been an important annual event for us Irish people, whether we consider ourselves to be religious or not. The winter weather is well and truly over and with nature in abundance, the birds are singing everywhere here. Annually Easter Monday is a public holiday here with many getting a day off work on Good Friday also. So many people use the Easter weekend as an opportunity for a visit to family elsewhere or to head west to lovely places like here in Co.Clare to get out of a city for a few days.
So here in Moher Cottage this would normally be one of our busiest weekends of the year with the lovely weather we have now and we would really enjoy the catch up with the extended family who all come home here for Easter each year.
However, as we all know, it is a bit different this year. I was reminded by a nice message from a friend yesterday how important it is for all of us in the tourism sector to forget the worries of the moment and enjoy (what hopefully is) the last Easter weekend where we are not working. That one message changed everything and since then I am appreciating this Easter weekend time at home and will enjoy the virtual extended family catchups also. I liked the reminder to make the most of this opportunity of time we have if we can knowing by staying at home and apart we are helping to keep all safe.
Thinking back to last year Fr.Des Forde, the parish priest in Lahinch celebrated a dawn mass on the beach in Lahinch which was beautiful and had quite the crowd.
This year since the covid lockdown Fr.Des has been saying mass on the Ennistymon and Lahinch parish Facebook page Live each day at 11am and a rosary at 7pm.
So just to let you know that tomorrow, Easter Sunday, Fr.Des will say the dawn mass at 5.15am (Irish time) Live online.
Now with more than 5000 people tuning in some days from all over the world Fr.Des is doing a great job keeping all connected and is now our local viral sensation making the national papers.
If you celebrate Easter and want to tune in just click here on their Facebook page and make sure to say Hi to Fr.Des and let him know what town or country you are tuning in from. He would love to hear from you.
So whether you’re religious or not, while this Easter is a different time, it is a wonderful time to rest and re-energise and look forward to summer days.
And as it's Saturday sending you an Saturday Sadie Smile from here today to you all.
Take Care all until we travel again.
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