How are you all doing today? I hope you are enjoying the tours this week. I left a little clue yesterday about where we would be going today. Did any of you work it out? Lauren and her mum put their best detective skills together and with a lot of investigation and examining of the facts they managed to work it out.
If you haven't watched the video link I included in Aladdin of President Michael D. Higgins dog looking for a belly rub, you should watch it here. It makes me smile every time I watch it.
I was talking to a very good friend of mine yesterday and she was telling me about the Tilley Lamp in Áras an Uachtaráin. It is one of the most famous lights in Ireland and it shines from an upstairs window in the Áras. The Tilley Lamp was first placed there by President Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland in 1990. President Robinson placed the lamp there to honour the old Irish tradition of placing a light in the window to guide the way of strangers in the night and as a sign of welcoming people home. During the Covid 19 lockdown people all across Ireland have been placing candles or lamps in their windows in honour of all our frontline workers and also all the people in our communities who are working tirelessly to keep the people of Ireland safe and well.
Why not put your Tilley Lamp up in your window and let's all Shine a Light in our homes this evening to show our thanks once again to all our Frontline workers for all the hard work they continue to do to keep us safe. I know many of you have family members who are Frontline workers so let's remind them that we are especially thankful to them.
So what did you think of Áras an Uachtaráin and the White House? They're pretty big houses aren't they? I don't think I would like to live in either of them, there would be way too many rooms to have to clean.
I hope you enjoyed today's tour Rang a Cúig. Our final tour tomorrow is going to be even more amazing, in fact it's going to be out of this world! (That's way too easy a clue!)
Have a great day today,
Take Care & Stay Safe,