Sinne Fianna Fáil

whose lives are pledged to Ireland.

I'm not british, I'm not saxon, I'm not english... (hey, I wonder how many of you recognize the song), but german. I have never been to what is now called Ireland, "only" to Northern Ireland. But something in me belongs there, Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal (another hint, spotted it?)

There are only two holidays I actually like- Hallowe'en and St Paddys Day. Not that I agree with a Roman ex- pat spreading his opinions and killing harmless snakes in a country which is not his. Nor do I appreciate the hype certain companies create to generate some revenue around it. But hey, it's the wearing of the green, very pleasing to the tortured soul of a Celtic- supporter.

Here's three paper packs, green, white and gold. 7 papers in each one, they look a great deal better in the original soze than in the previews, folks..

Sinne Fianna Fáil means, roughly, "Soldiers are we". More martial than I am, but it's Irelands anthem, after all.

I do NOT take sides in any sort of conflict related to Northern Ireland, and I do NOT encourage any kind of violence, extremism, terrorism, sectarianism or whatever ism mankind comes up with. I support a team, I love the "green island" and whoever wants to stir up hatred can get lost. My two cents. I might sound like a hypocrite after hinting (see above), but, folks, I darn well mean it. When cut, we all bleed red.

Geez, guys, I didn't mean to rant! So I better get off, don't forget to
and let me know what you think, good or... not so good. I thrive on your opinions!

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Sinne Fianna Fáil green

Sinne Fianna Fáil white

Sinne Fianna Fáil gold


Anonymous 2/21/2010 9:38 am  

Your papers are lovely.

Your post, on the other hand, is somewhat upsetting and displays a complete lack of understanding and a certain amount of confusion too.

The Irish are also not British, Saxon or English. They are Celts, and they are citizens of the Republic of Ireland. In "Northern Ireland" they have been forced to accept "Britishness" through the barrel of the gun.

You state that you do not take sides, but you object to "a Roman ex-pat spreading his opinions and killing harmless snakes in a country which is not his". Sounds like taking sides to me (are you anti-Catholic?), especially when you raise NO objections to a nation (the English) spreading their opinions, laws and religion and killing the indigenous people in a country which is not theirs. Astonishingly, you don't object to the stealing of land, burning of houses and possessions, the enslavement of the Irish people, and the treatment of them as third class citizens in their own country.

The wearing of the green is no light-hearted matter. When the Irish wore green to show their love of their motherland and their longing to be free again, the lovely English shot or hanged them for it.

"... whoever wants to stir up hatred can get lost."

There would be a lot less hatred in the world if people had the moral courage to take a firm stand AGAINST injustice. Refusing to take sides only helps the perpetrators of injustice and hurts the victims even more.

So there's my rant. I guess you won't let it stand on your blog, but I hope you have a little think about it.

Erin go Bragh!

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lis 2/21/2010 11:02 pm  

of course your comment stands, why not?
In the current conflict, I take no sides, as I consider it wrong from both sides.
Marching through a town divided by walls showing off victorious colours from centuries ago is wrong, but so is throwing stones at those involved.
I took sides once, but then it dawned on me that I AM NOT INVOLVED. I still know which songs I would sing and which flag I would fly, but it has bugger all to do with me.
i used "" for Northern Ireland for a reason. I also quoted certain things for a reason.
I am, technically, catholic. I have a shamrock tattoo. The one I live with, technically, is a protestant. Could he have tattoos, one of them would prolly be the Yorkshire Rose.
I have learned not to take sides unless it is absolutely necessary and affects me personally.
My opinions, though, are an entirely different matter.
Many brave young men came down the glen to answer Irelands call, I will let them do the talking for me.

Sim 2/22/2010 1:45 pm  

Very very beautiful papers!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
>XXX Sim.

Evan's Eclipse 2/25/2010 4:04 pm  

Your papers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your hard work and talents with us.

Sofia's Ideas 12/21/2010 12:12 pm  

Hi there!
My name is Sofia and I found you through the Digi Srap Depot website. I am really interested in using the Sinne Fianna Fáil white paper in this post for a blog button. Unfortunately, I am unable to download as it says the link is "invalid". I was hoping you'd be able to help me out? Thanks!

You can find me @

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