January 3, 2017

 Hello and Happy New Year,

 As we set off into another blue horizon we hope that 2017 will be a good year in many ways. We’re experiencing some political, social and economic turmoil at present but hopefully sane minds will prevail and our ship will be righted eventually. There has been, and continues to be, much discussion and heated debate about the current state of American and world affairs but this is not the format to engage such issues so I will leave it there. I do have hope however…

As I write this my bag is packed and I leave for San Juan, Puerto Rica tomorrow to join the Norwegian Breakaway until February 12th as she sails the warm climate of the Caribbean. I look forward to being back on board and my only regret is that I cannot be part of Joanie Madden’s Irish Cruise in February on board the Norwegian Escape. Cabins are still available on her cruise.

I’m also scheduled to perform on board the Norwegian Dawn for her April 23rd repositioning cruise from New Orleans to Boston and later in the year, on September 22nd on her Boston – Quebec sailings. Again I very much look forward to working with NCL and performing on board their ships.

In February I will be part of the 25TH Savannah Irish Festival  and as the ‘Irish Season’ approaches I’m ready for my various concerts, fundraisers, clubs, one night events  and of course Savannah’s annual Tara Feis Irish Festival in March. My full schedule can be found here on the calendar page of our website.

This summer we are delighted to present three Irish Tours: the first is an Irish Pilgrimage with Monsignor Edward Dillon of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, the second is a Celtic Spirituality Tour with Fr. Liam and Mary Collins and the third our own annual tour, this year embracing Irelands South…it’s called The Southern Charm Tour. Again all related information is to be found here on the Tours page of our website.

The Green Island Radio Show continues to grow in popularity and it remains one of my favourite things to be involved in. You can listen on any GPB member station or online each Sunday night at 9.00PM, EST and at 10.00PM, EST on Wednesday evenings.

As a diversion and just for something different I’m trying to learn French. I did study it in school and feel it’s time to brush up and add to my understanding of this beautiful language. Time will measure my success.

I hope to embark on some new writings in the coming weeks. I’m not quite sure what the final goal will be but it has been suggested that some of my humorous and poignant offerings may be worth committing to print…again time will be the judge.

Thank you as always for your  support in this ever changing world…the journey continues, yours and mine. I hope to see you out there somewhere.

All the best,

Harry O'Donoghue

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