A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Pickens visits the Emerald Isle

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr.

Special to The Courier

Cead mile failte!

Literally, in the Gaelic language of Ireland, this greeting means “A hundred thousand welcomes!” When pronounced, it sounds like “Kade Me’luh Ful’Chuh.”

I heard this in every social setting and in all my interactions with the beautiful, friendly, verbal and brilliant Irish citizenry of the Emerald Isle.

Largely because of the most

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