What a lovely post Mary! Your grandmother sounds like a wonderful Irish woman. I agree with you that we should celebrate all immigrants and their plight. The Irish, however, really did endure some extra hardships in coming to this country. My great grandfather came from Ireland in the early 1900's and had a rather difficult time. He also attended mass regularly and was devout in his faith. Love the farls! Happy St. Pa#tkci&r39;s Day!