Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
We forget how truly ancient is Ireland. By the time this country was lucky enough to welcome these immigrants, some to walk off the boat and into our war as a new citizen, they'd been around as Ireland since 1137. That's not a page number from some tome- it's a date. 1137. I ' think ' that's the sister of a land goddess- the sister named ' Erie '. Irish wolfhound, lyre- it's all here. Éire Ghaidhealach, Gaelic Ireland.
What looks like shading on a giant tree isn't- it's miniscule writing documenting important dates in Ireland's history. Kings and Queens of Ireland, Gaelic celebrations and wars- and the English struggle. Illustration is from 1837 through 1868. What's a little obvious would be the teeny portion on which the word " America " is found wayyyy at the top. If this was our tree? The Irish limbs would wrap it ' round.
King Roderick and the shamrock- the beginning of all of it.
Came across this on LoC. It's seriously the most astonishing piece of work I've ever encountered- figures it'd be Irish. Will post the link tomorrow- typically lost it but have the 6% tif file. Far too large to bring here, you can spend hours enlarging each line, from Kings to Fenians through long Irish centuries. Bua. ( look it up- Gaelic, and you'll see why it belongs to the Irish. )
It's flatly impossible to do a thread on this print- it's Ireland's 1,000 year old past, why we have them. Our ACW and their contributions make it worth downloading even if you're not Irish- it's crazy amazing stuff. It'll take awhile- that's almost a thousand years of tree.