PASCUA DE 1916

CIEN AÑOS DEL LEVANTAMIENTO DE PASCUA EN IRLANDA



jueves, marzo 22, 2007

ATENTA INVITACIÓN

The British Society of Mexico
Is pleased to invite you to the


Saint George's
Annual Dinner

Guests of Honour
HMA Giles Paxman LVO
Secretario de Salud Dr. Julio Frenk
Saturday 19th May 2007

7.00pm : Pimms in the Garden
8.30pm : Dinner will be served

Black Tie
Decorations may be worn

Churchill's Restaurant
Manuel Ávila Camacho 67
Polanco, Mexico DF


Members from MN$ 900
Non-Members from MN$ 1050

Contact
Mexico@British-Society.org or América Mendoza on 5281 6541

jueves, marzo 15, 2007

SAINT PATRICK PRAY, PRAY FOR ALL, PRAY FOR ME



By Iván Portela
Trad. Claire Healy.
¿Quien sino yo ilumina la asamblea del monte?
Aimirgin


You, who banished the snakes
Throwing them out to the sea,
Forbidding them to shelter in the flesh
Of the man who regrets in good faith.
You loved him fervently,
And converted Macaldus
On a boat with chains and disasters,
After suffering so much moaning.

You, who started a shamrock,
Who placed the hope in greens,
Who gave far in the mountains
A call to magnificent learning.

You, who wore the sun inside your soul,
You, who held the chalice in your hand
And came with the sceptre,
Walking in the wind or the calm...

You, Saint Patrick,
Who had the strength of a thousand soldiers,
The faith of four Celtic counties,
The charity of the surrounding sea
That does not throw its strenuous tides
Against your Christian, brave people.

You, Saint Patrick,
Whose name is saint in my confines
In centuries and distant universes...
The name embroidered in your cloak
Is the holy name of Erin!

Saint Patrick
Turn your glances right away
To the puzzled World that is preparing
A future that Christ's kingdom
Could reduce in naught.


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[1] Iván Portela (b Santa Clara Cuba, 1944), known as the bard of the Mexican-Celts (Irish and Cornish), writes poetry in Spanish about the Irish and Ireland. He teaches Filosophy, Literature, Mythology in University of “Iberoamericana Campus Santa Fe, México D.F., and has been the radio presenter of his own show “Capsulas de Mitología” in ABC Radio de México D.F.. He has been interviewed by Irish, North American and Mexican publications, and among his published books are La otra cara de Irlanda (México, D.F. 1986), and Cantos de Tir na-Og (México, D.F. 2004), from which this poem has been extracted.

martes, marzo 06, 2007

SAN BRENDAN ¿QUETZALCOATL?

Es solo el pasaje que sigue, extraído de Murray, Edmundo, 'Ireland and Latin America' in "Irish Migration Studies in Latin America" November-December 2005 (www.irlandeses.org/murrayintro.htm):

The early links between Ireland and Latin America may have been rather mythical. Some Mexican historians mention the possibility that St Brendan of Co. Kerry (c.484-580) landed on Mexican shores, and the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl was identified as a white-skinned and bearded figure who had visited the region and promised to return. Other legend is that Columbus visited Galway on one of his voyages west and prayed there in the church of St Nicholas. However, there is historical evidence for an earlier visit to Galway by Columbus in about 1477. The first recorded Irish names in Latin America were the brothers Juan and Tomás Farrel, members of the expedition led by Pedro de Mendoza that arrived in the River Plate in 1536 and founded the city of Buenos Aires.

domingo, marzo 04, 2007

FELIZ DÍA DE CORNWALL



Mañana, 05 de Marzo se celebra en todo el Mundo, la fiesta del Condado de Cornwall, recordemos que una de las comunidades mas grandes fue la de Mineral del Monte- El Chico- Pachuca, desde México felicidades a todos los Cornish y quienes así se sientan y compartan la herencia cultural de este pueblo celta.

PEÑA DEL AIRE






sábado, marzo 03, 2007

viernes, marzo 02, 2007

jueves, marzo 01, 2007

BIENVENIDOS A LA MINA DE ACOSTA

Entrada a la Mina, Museo y Archivo
Maestra Belem Oviedo, quien asesoró nuestra visita
Antiguas oficinas de la Mina
Cornish e Hidalguenses
Nuestro grupo dentro de la Mina