Wednesday, March 10, 2010

H is For Hoolie!



H is for Hoolie!  That's Gaelic for party.  It's all about good company, good music and good fun!
If you are from around here, the Hoolie is held the weekend before St. Patrick's day and includes a little bit of this:





(The O'Riada Academy Of Irish Dance Performing Group.  I did not take these pictures.  I think one of the other  parents did.)

And a little bit of this:   The Elders!!




It's Alphabe-Thursday, so head over to Jenny Matlock's to read all the other H posts.


Don't forget to enter your name into the drawing for my little giveaway.  Let me know if you want to enter and if you are interested in  #1, #2 or both.  Last chance to sign up is Friday.  I will draw names on Saturday morning.   Good luck to everyone!

45 comments:

  1. That Hoolie looks like a lot of fun. Have a Happy day.

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  2. Well I'll bet that you'll be the only one to post about a Hoolie! This is the first time I've heard this word, but it certainly has a fun ring to it!

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  3. Never heard of a Hoolie before but ti does look fun.

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  4. Good Morning,

    I've never heard of a "H"oolie either! I am glad that you posted about it, so now I know. It looks like the kids have a great time!

    This is my first visit to your blog. I see that I still have time to enter your giveaway. Please add me to your entry for the # 2.

    Thanks for sharing with us today. I love it when I learn something new!

    Have a great "H" Thursday.

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  5. What a neat post! Looks like everyone is having a great time. What a fun way to celebrate. Kathy

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  6. Clogging - is that what the Irish dancing is called? - is like magic to me! How do they go so fast and look like it's effortless?!

    You must be proud of your child up there with the dancers! How cool is that?

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  7. Hoolie! That is awesome...there's gonna be some Hoolie around here this weekend. I adore St. Pat's Day, Irish Music and Irish food....what a fun post!

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  8. I keep learning new things from you. It does look fun! It's neat that you live in a community where you can take part in such things.

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  9. I agree with Steph...I'm always learning something new from you! :) And that is a very good thing. Thank you for sharing with us. I always enjoy your posts!

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  10. Hooray for Hoolies!

    We have an Irish dance troupe in town. They are amazing! A lovely art form for sure.

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  11. Your daughter is in it. AWESOME.
    Great costumes.

    Happy Thursday!

    hugs

    shakira

    HOPE FOR GREAT LAKES NOW!

    THEME THURSDAY-HATS

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  12. The 'Hoolie' is no hooey! It's just amazing. Hoolie fun to ya'll!

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  13. Now that looks like fun!!!! New word for me..Hoolie. Those sweet girls look like they were having so much fun..thanks for sharing.

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  14. I never heard of this. It looks like a lot of fun.

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  15. Looks like a hottin howlin time!!~

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  16. Looks like such fun. Thanks for teaching us all these Irish words and events...my goodness who knew??? Enjoyed it!!

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  17. My sister used to dance in these. What fun!

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  18. Never heard of a Hoolie either, but looks like a lot of fun! Love their dresses. So pretty :)

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  19. This might be a stupid question, but does the word "hooligan" come from "hoolie"?

    Great pictures!

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  20. i'd never heard of this - love the costumes :D

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  21. What an amazing dance. Thanks for stopping by.. I am off to check out your giveaway. If you want to link your giveaway up to my Round Robin tomorrow I would love to have you.. Thanks..

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  22. I have never heard of a "Hoolie" and it looks like so much fun! Have a great weekend, blessings,Kathleen

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  23. oh how i long for a hoolie! It looks like a whole lot of fun! I am really enjoying your posts and look forward to reading them!

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  24. I've never heard the word Hooloe either. Those costumes are amazing xx

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  25. That's certainly a unique word ... Hoolie, I like it :) ... fun post!

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  26. Oh how sweet and fun. I loved watching dances like this when I was in Ireland, I had not heard of Hoolie before!! Love the word :)
    xoxo

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  27. I want to Hoolie! Those costumes are sooo fabulous! This just looks like so much fun! laurie

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  28. How wanderful for your child to have the opportunity to take Hoolie lessons! I don't think we can take those in Tennessee....oh well.

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  29. Good evening, Gayle.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments about my pottery collection.

    To answer your question...no, I've never really been brave enough to try throwing pots. It is tons of fun to watch Jon throw because he knows what he's doing. I'm not really very coordinated and just from watching him throw I'm guessing that is rather essential to a degree.

    I'm glad that your daughter enjoyed the classes she took and can throw pots. I admire anyone who can.

    Hope you've had a good day today!

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  30. This is a new word for me. Looks like a ton of fun!

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  31. I learned a new word today: Hoolie! Thanks for the cheerful post! I'm enjoying the Irish culture lessons!

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  32. It's such fun to learn something totally new. I'd never heard of a Hoolie. Thanks for sharing this information and the wonderful photos.

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  33. The Hoolie looks like such a happy dance...but certainly not one for hooligans!

    Thank you for this happy post and for participating in Alphabe-Thursday!

    A+

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  34. The section of St. Louis known as "Dogtown" is a dyed in the wool Irish community.

    They have one of the largest celebrations in the state. There is also a very famous bar in Dogtown that we like to visit when in the city. But, I have never heard the word Hoolie before. Always nice to learn something new.

    Thanks for stopping by my hat post. And, I agree with you. I also wish that more people would go back to wearing hats. Real hats and loose the baseball caps.

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  35. I've been looking for somewhere near where I live that I could go watch some fun and lovely Irish dancing myself. Nothing around that I've found so far so thanks for sharing this. I really enjoyed it.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  36. Thank you for that info. I'll be calling tomorrow! I'm excited now!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  37. I got that web site. Thank you so much. That is a great one. I've never seen it before. Now I have to call around and make a few reservations. Thanks for helping to make my St. Patrick's week even better!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  38. lass, to see the dance!!! adore the photos.

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  39. Thanks for following me.. I am now following you..

    Have a great day and weekend.

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  40. I want to come to Hoolie...It looks like a lot of fun!

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  41. I bet you're a proud mama! Looks like fun!

    Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I'm a new follower, nice to meet you :-)

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  42. That looks soooo fun! I would love to see that in person. And, Hoolie. That has to be one of the funnest words I've ever heard.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies