Cead mile failte romhat! — means “A hundred thousand welcomes!”

Welcome to the Irishman for Hire.

In the days, weeks and months to come, these pages will be filled with the stories of life that will be shared for your enjoyment. There will be no rhyme or reason for any of the stories, poems, thoughts or ideas that are shared in this forum. Irishman for Hire will be a place where a good story comes first (even if rational thought is sometimes tossed out the window) and the obscure ramblings of the mundane world will be examined, but not for any other particular reason then it is there to be observed and scrutinized.

A good way to understand the philosophy of this site is to recall the following quote from the preface to the book THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN written by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).


PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

Per G.G., Chief of Ordnance.

We can’t claim that the narrative won’t contain motive or moral, but any message you take from the pages to come will be from your own personal connection to the piece in its simplest form; a good story.

So as we welcome in the year 2008, I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I also welcome you to Irishman for Hire. I invite you back every few days to enjoy the content that will appear in the pages to come but most importantly, I welcome your feedback and thoughts about any and all of the stories that will be shared with you here.

Cead mile failte romhat!

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