We had a wonderfully musical Sunday last weekend, thanks to our youngest daughter, Mia. Mia plays with Cumann Naomh Brid Music Group and they had their annual ‘Ceol agus Stroll’ day in Avondale House in Co Wicklow. The day began with Mass in our Parish Church of Cabinteely. The group added a very celtic feel to the ritual with their spirited playing. A lament played on the Uillean Pipes was very moving.

We then adjourned to the magnificent surroundings of the Avondale Estate in Rathdrum, in Co Wicklow for lunch, which was followed by a seisiun! It was great fun! And we were all very proud of Mia… particularly her Grandmother, who had long waited for someone in the family to be musical! She finally got her wish!