This is my little contribution to St Patrick's Day. Not quite what I had intended to post, but sometimes things just don't go the way you want them to!
The handwriting is that of my husband's great-grandmother. We have a little notebook which belonged to her and in it she has written out a few of her favourite poems and songs. She even practiced writing her married name - its quite sweet.
Her father came to Greenock from Ireland in the mid 19th century - as did many others. My father's ancestors came over here about the same time.
This is in memory of all those who had to leave their beloved country and for the great things they accomplished in their adopted lands.