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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving to all my pals in the USA


 The beautiful Cathedral in Killarney town, where building work began as our horriffic famine erupted back in 1835. The great work which was done by people trying to keep going despite their raging starvation, was surely evidence of the faith these people had in their God, a faith which was also deep in the hearts of your early emigrants as they began a new life in the newly discovered USA.

Today you celebrate Thanksgiving, a fitting memorial to the enduring faith of so many of your people. Many of you have Irish roots, and you helped to turn your country into a great nation, and one to be admired by much of the world. My prayers will be for you, and my hope that a new faith will rise within you once again as you unite to work together to strive for unity once more.

God bless you all.

Happy thanksgiving.

Love you all.

Your Irish brother

Dave Hogan, and wife Sue

P.S.

We are looking forward to life returning to as close to  normal as we can get in the New Year, when my touring recommences, and we meet a host of new friends, and the return of many old ones, as per usual.

Stay safe and stay well. See you soon.


The choir loft, and magnificent organ in the Galway Cathedral.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Still battling the virus in Ireland

 

On the beach on the Dingle peninsula in county Kerry. Plenty of fresh , and clean air, here.


 This ongoing problem with the Corona virus continues to create havoc worldwide, and we are no different here in Ireland. Maybe our approach to it is different than some other countries, but in general, the public at large are doing their best to stay as safe as is possible. We had brought it down to an acceptable level, but then, like many other countries, we took our foot off the pedal, and away it went again. This has now resulted in a further lockdown, and already, eventhough we have only gone to serious lengths over the past few days, we seem to have begun to slow it down again. Like many other countries we are going through a learning process, and hopefully learning from our mistakes. There will be no practical solution to this until we develope a safe vaccine, and there seems to a growing optimism that that will happy in the not too distant future. I, like the vast majority of people here, am doing my utmost to stick to the suggested ways of staying safe, the way that is suggested by our medical experts. This way actually makes life a lot more pleasant for me as i mask up, keep my distance with others when i go shopping, continue to wash my hands regularly etc, go for my walks with my dog, and so far i have remained well. There is no doubt that we do have a say in remaining safe. No guarantees, but i choose the guidance of our experts here in Ireland. My touring is on hold for now, but i look forward to resuming that when things change.

Just an ordinary day in Ireland. At least these guys are staying on their own side of the road, the opposite side to the USA of course.

I am continuing to look forward with great optimism to things changing in the New Year, and hope that that is the way it goes for all of us. 

I do feel for all of my friends in the USA at this troubled time, as you have the added unpleasantness of a Presedential election to deal with, but that will be sorted out in the not too distant future.

If you require any information with regard to any plans you may have with regard to a possible Irish vacation in 2021, just send me a message, or call me, and i will take it from there.

This is a time for all of us to try to work together, as peoples nerves are frayed with all that is going on. I really feel for all of those families who have lost a dear one and thank God for keeping so many of us safe thus far. 

I keep you all in my prayers.

Stay safe, and stay well.


Your Irish pal

Dave