Maireann croí éadrom a bhfad

         Which is Gaelic for "A light heart lives a long time"

AWE's from years gone by...scroll down to the links below for our history:

And a few memorable happy snaps in the photos to the right.  Just roll your cursor over the photo and then click on the arrows to see all the pictures...

What Shall I Say About the Irish?
The utterly impractical, never predictable,
Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish.Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit,
And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.
He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight,
Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight.
His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears,
Yet his strength is the strongest to banish your fears.
His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand,
And there is no middle ground on which he will stand.
He's wild and he's gentle,
he's good and he's bad.
He's proud and he's humble,
he's happy and sad.
He's in love with the ocean,
the earth and the skies,
He's enamoured with beauty wherever it lies.
He's victor and victim, a star and a clod,
But mostly he's Irish—
in love with his God.

Here are some of our Annual Wee Epistles from years past.  Enjoy!  Also, we'd like to ask for your help!!!  If you have paper copies of AWE's from the earlier days (1991-2003) could you please get in touch with us, we're trying to complete our files (too many moves, too many computer crashes)  Many thanks!

Ryan's AWE 98

Ryan's AWE 99

Ryan's AWE 04

Ryan's AWE 05

Ryan's AWE 06

Richard G. Connell, 1925-2015

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him Oh Lord...