We could barely afford it. We scraped together enough to send her and Sean (my husband) to Ennis. She was the first from my side of the family to back to Ireland, the first to touch her foot on Irish soil since my forefathers (and foremothers) bravely sailed across the ocean to create a new life in America.
The first to touch her foot...how appropriate that her feet came back to dance!
So, just a peek into Irish dance life. This is the trailer for the film Jig, a new documentary that releases in Ireland in April.
Here's hoping it will come to America. You can imagine how jazzed we are!
(Shhhhh, I am going to tell you a secret. There is a little bit of Irish dancing in The Seven Tales of Trinket, but you will have to wait until 2012 to read it. But, um, there is not any big, Shirley Temple hair.)