Irish Blessings Copy Work & Memorization In Gaelic & English
Ireland’s history is intriguing and captivating. From St. Patrick and St. Columba to the Easter Rising of 1916 and beyond, Ireland has much to teach through their history about Irish blessings. This Irish blessing copy work will make a great addition to your middle schooler’s and high schooler’s understanding of the rich beauty of Ireland.
Even a brief study of the history of Ireland will reveal their strong, yet complicated, relationship with religion. Throughout ancient, medieval, and even modern history, the church has had a large influence over many aspects of Irish life. You can see this influence in everyday life, and especially in their Irish blessings. It seems there’s an Irish blessing for every occasion.
Better understand the culture and people of Ireland.
Ireland is perhaps best known for St. Patrick, but the people of the Republic of Ireland and those in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, have a rich history of hard work, strong family bonds, battles, and triumph when it seemed hope was lost.
These Irish blessings will help you take the knowledge you have about Ireland and stretch into new areas of thinking. Pondering the words, having a go at Irish Gaelic, along with the short response activities will bring thoughtful contemplation and discussion to your studies of Ireland.
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- Most famous people
- Love of folk music and dance
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- Beautiful, and sometimes humorous, Irish blessings
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Enrich Your Homeschool With Irish Blessings Copy Work
Incorporating Irish blessings into your homeschool routine with copy work or memorization is an ideal way to strengthen your student’s understanding of the history & culture of Ireland, which is deeply rooted in their Catholic (and Protestant) religious beliefs.
Ireland’s most popular national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, honors the man who brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century.
Enrich your homeschool by inspiring a love of the spoken and written word found in beautiful Irish blessings and poems. Many of the world’s most acclaimed writers were Irish including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W.B Yeats. This love of words and talent for poetry and song combined with Ireland’s deep links to Christianity and religion has resulted in a multitude of Irish blessings.
Irish blessings are commonly used in wedding ceremonies, family gatherings and on other such special occasions. Including them in as copy work or memorization is a great way to instill the beauty of poetry and the uniqueness of Irish blessings in your homeschool.
In general, the theme of most Irish blessings is seeing the positive side of a bad situation or celebrating the best parts of a happy one. It is a reflection of the hearty, positive attitude and their history.
More great resources to include as you study Irish blessings.
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.