Oh Kosmos! Ah Ireland!It is a minor but abiding happiness to know that I am not a quarter-Irish but half-Irish. A cousin did the research just a few years ago. Yes, our grandmother’s people came over from England, as my dad had been told. But what that meant was that they sailed to the States from England (Liverpool). They were Irish. Ah Ireland! Represent! Partly!
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake (1939)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
By Michael Leddy at 8:03 AM