Daily Archives: February 14, 2010

Hearts and roses day

Happy Valentines Weekend.

I hope that if you have a significant other in your life that you are making the day special.  Not necessarily with the flashy roses and chocolates, but with little surprises.

How many of you know the real story of St Valentine?  He was very different to the heavily commercialised image for the day.  His remains are housed in the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Whitefriar Street in Dublin. They have been there since the 19th century.  The Church is one of the largest in Dublin, and houses one of the finest organs in the country which was built by Kenneth Jones Organs Limited in 1983.

If you are interested in how thy got there I suggest you check this post by Woopsadaisy where she reminisces about a visit to the church with her granny (not me).

To prove I am not an old cynic I send you a hug!