A Little Bit Of Heaven

Mussenden Temple, Co. Londonderry

Mussenden Temple, Co. Londonderry

Have you ever heard the story of how Ireland got its name?
I’ll tell you so you’ll understand from whence old Ireland came.
No wonder that we’re proud of that dear land across the sea,
For here’s the way me dear old mother told the tale to me.

TOLLYMORE FOREST PARK … Bryansford, near Newcastle, County Down

Tollymore Forest Park , Co. Down

Sure, a little bit of heaven fell from out the sky one day,
And nestled on the ocean in a spot so far away.
And when the angels found it, sure it looked so sweet and fair,
They said suppose we leave it, for it looks so peaceful there.

The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

So they sprinkled it with stardust just to make the shamrocks grow,
‘Tis the only place you’ll find them no matter where you go.
Then they dotted it with silver, to make it’s lakes so grand,
And when they had it finished sure they called it Ireland.

The Devil's Glen, Co. Wicklow

The Devil’s Glen, Co. Wicklow

‘Tis a dear old land of faeries and of wond’rous wishing wells,
And nowhere else on God’s green earth have they such lakes and dells.
No wonder that the angels loved its shamrock bordered shore,
‘Tis a little bit of heaven, and I love it more and more

About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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2 Responses to A Little Bit Of Heaven

  1. cjmurdoch says:

    My homeland is beautiful Melissa! Thank you.


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