Moss covered grave marker, or marcóir uaigh, outside St. Mary's Cathedral in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Interestingly, and despite the name, St. Mary's Cathedral is Anglican/Presbyterian, rather than Catholic.
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There are five Celtic Crosses in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, near where I live. Kingston has a long and storied Irish tradition as many came from Ireland during the Irish Famine, and have continued to come. There is a vibrant Irish community that meets regularly to enjoy Irish music and dance. Last year I bought a bodhran and am slowly learning to play but have not been brave enough yet to play in public, only with friends.
I love all things Irish, and look forward to the day I can return to visit. (I was there in 2006 when I walked the Dublin Marathon and then spent two weeks touring the country.)
Hi, Christine! I think there are more Irish people outside of Ireland than on the island itself. It’s amazing how culture can spread and transform as people travel throughout the world. It’s a fascinating thing.
Good on ya for getting a bodhran. Keep it up! :D