ʻO nehinei ka hālāwai hope ʻana o kā māua papa ʻŌlelo ʻAiliki, a me kaʻu hui hope ʻana me Paddy no ke aʻo ʻana i ka hoʻokani bodhrán. I ka wā a māua i hui ai, ua kipa mai kekahi mea kākau o ka nūpepa ma Glen Colm Cille. Ua paʻi ʻo ia i mau kiʻi o māua, a ma kaʻu pela ʻana i koʻu inoa hope no ia kanaka, ua pūʻiwa loa ʻo Paddy. ʻO Ó Donaghue kona inoa hope, akā, i kona wā ʻōpio ua neʻe ʻo ia me kona makua kāne i ʻIlelani ʻĀkau. Kaulana ka ʻohana Ó Donaghue i ke kūpaʻa ma hope o ka Lepupalika ʻo ʻIlelani, no laila, ua hoʻololi ko Paddy makuakāne i ka pela ʻia ʻana o kona inoa, a ʻo Donaghy ka pela hou ʻana.Ua noi ʻia māua ʻo Mālia e hīmeni i kekahi mea no ka hōʻikeʻike o kēia pō, ʻoiai ʻo kēia kā māua lā hope ma Oideas Gael. Hīmeni aku nei ʻo Mālia iā “Pua Līlia,” a ua oli aku au iā “Ua Ao Hawaiʻi” me ka wehewehe ʻana i ka manaʻo o nā mele ʻelua. Nui ka uē ʻana o ka poʻe he nui i ka pau ʻana o kēia pule, a me ka haʻalele ʻana o ka poʻe i ka lā ʻapōpō. Nui ka poʻe i hele i Biddy’s, akā, ua koho māua e noho ma ka hale a hoʻomaha no ke kalaiwa ʻana i ke kalana ʻo Co. Sligo. Na kekahi hoa hale e lawe iā māua, ʻoiai aia kona hale ma kekahi ʻaoʻao aʻe o Co. Sligo. ʻElua a ʻoi iki aku hola ka lōʻihi o ke kalaiwa ʻana.

Ma hope o ka ʻai pū ʻana i ka ʻaina awakea me Barbara (ko māua hoa hale ma Oideas Gael), ua hele wāwae māua ma ke kaona ʻo Sligo. Ma kekahi hale kūʻai a māua i kipa aku ai, lohe ʻo Mālia i ke kihe ʻana o kekahi kanaka, a ʻōlelo ʻo ia “Dia linn” (ʻo “God be with all of us” ka manaʻo, a ʻo ia ke ʻōlelo ʻia ke kihe ke kanaka). Ua manaʻo au e ʻakaʻaka, ʻoiai ʻaʻole au i lohe i kekahi kanaka e ʻōlelo ʻAiliki ana ma Sligo, akā, ua pane ke kanaka “Go raibh maith agat” (“Mahalo!”). ʻAʻole au i ʻike i ka helehelena o ke kanaka ma kāna pane ʻana, akā, pūʻiwa paha ʻo ia i kā kekahi wahine Pilipino e ʻōlelo ʻAiliki ana iā ia.

Ma ka kā māua hele ʻana ma ke kaona, ua ʻike māua he hale inu pia, a ʻo Donaghy’s kona inoa. Ua kū māua no ke paʻi ʻana i kekahi kiʻi, a puka mai kekahi kanaka ma ka ʻōlelo “makemake anei ʻolua e paʻi i kiʻi oʻu i mua o ka hale?” ʻAkaʻaka māua, a ma ka walaʻau pū ʻana me ia, ʻike māua ʻo Andy Donaghy kona inoa. Komo mākou ʻekolu no ka walaʻau ʻana, a haʻi mai ʻo ia iā māua no ʻIlelani ʻĀkau kona ʻohana, a ua neʻe mai lākou i Sligo ma ke kenekūlia ʻumikūmāiwa. ʻAʻole i makemake ʻia ka inoa ʻo Donaghy ma ka Lepupalika ʻo ʻIlelani, no ka mea, he inoa ʻIlelani ʻĀkau ia. Eia naʻe, kaulana kona hale inu pia a hale ʻaina, a nui ka poʻe hele mai no ka ʻai ʻana ma laila. Ua hoʻi māua i ia hale ʻaina no ka ʻaina ahiahi, a hewa ka waha i ka ʻono o ka mea ʻai. ʻO Andy ka mea kuke o ka hale kūʻai kekahi, a he mau mea ʻai ʻĪkālia ka hapanui.

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