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The Mother Land

Mother’s Day has got me thinking: When is your country a Motherland and when is it a Fatherland?

You see for me Ireland is my mother’s land… does that count?

We associate Mother and Mother Earth with Russia, Father with descendants and Germany, Wales, and I discovered: Greece My Greek odyssey and


And the Czech Republic share at least this with their former invaders, and perhaps a former composer or two – Hotel Beethoven – Fur Elise.

Now there are also mythical figures who come to represent countries: I’m one of Jock Tamson’s Bairns as a Scottish-type person

We love the Stars and Stripes

English people come under the aegis of John Bull The London life, Ireland are pulled by Kathleen Ni Houlihan.

And Wales, by, I don’t know: Tom Jones

The Grand Sam

Americans The New Frontiersmen and have Uncle Sam and a bunch of other heroes.

And the French The Boat D’Azur I guess that madamoiselle who bears her breast on the rampants.

And take in the rugby in Dublin

Now all of this has been sparked by some nudges towards offers for Mother’s Day.

The InterContinental in my own stomping ground of Dublin 4 have a Mother’s Day Sunday lunch for €50pp.

Their Classic Afternoon Tea is €40pp and Champagne Afternoon Tea is €55pp.

And for a reprise on why the InterCon in Dublin’s Rugbyland, and particularly in Six Nations season, is the place to go… The InterCon… what a Ledge!

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Pack up your troubles… Tenerife

Or maybe Mum likes the sun… my Mum got as brown as a berry. And if so I’d always recommend the Canaries.

And you know how much I love the Canaries… A walk through the ages… Tenerife with CanariaWays

Canaries’ sound

Cassidy have a four-night break in Lanzarote from €275pps fot three sharing.

And that means getting on with a sibling… well, just today for your Mum!

Stay at the Apartamentos Plaza Azul in Tias. Fly from Dublin on March 22.


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