Ireland 2002

Po‘alima, 21 Iune, 2002

He lā holoholo wale nō kēia, ʻaʻohe a māua hana e pili ana i ka ʻōlelo ʻAiliki. Eia naʻe, he mau mea kaʻu i ʻike ai a noʻonoʻo ai.

Ua heluhelu au i kekahi o nā pepa a Kauka Hickey i hāʻawi mai ai, a ʻo ka mea hoihoi loa iaʻu, ʻo ia kāna i kākau ai no ka hoʻohui ʻana i nā keiki mānaleo me nā keiki i ʻōlelo ʻole i ka ʻōlelo ʻAiliki ma ke kula kaiapuni. ʻO ka maʻamau, hoʻohui ʻia ia mau haumāna ʻelua, me ka manaʻo e kōkua ʻia ana nā keiki mānaleo ʻole i ka launa a me ka walaʻau pū ʻana me nā keiki mānaleo, akā, ʻo kāna i ʻike ai, ʻaʻole ia he kōkua i nā keiki mānaleo ʻole. Eia kekahi, pilikia nā keiki mānaleo i ka launa ʻana me nā keiki ʻē aʻe, a hoʻomaka lākou e hoʻonui aʻe i ka ʻōlelo Pelekāne ʻana ma ke kula. Ua ʻike au i kēia kekahi ma kā Mālia kaikamahine komo ʻana i ke kula kaiapuni ma Keaukaha. Hoʻohui ʻia nā keiki i hele i ka Pūnana Leo o Hilo me nā keiki i hiki ʻole ke ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, me ka manaʻo he kōkua ia i nā keiki hou. ʻAʻole au i ʻike inā ua kōkua ʻia nō nā keiki i hiki ʻole ke ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ma mua o ke komo ʻana i ka papa mālaaʻo, akā, ua nui aʻe ka pilikia o kā Mālia ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻana ma ka launa nui ʻana me ia mau keiki. ʻAʻohe hemolele o kāna ʻōlelo ʻana ma mua, akā, ua hoʻomaka au e lohe nui i nā huaʻōlelo haole i loko o kāna ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻana, i loko nō o kona hoʻopuka mua ʻana i ia mau huaʻōlelo ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

ʻO kekahi mea ʻē aʻe a Kauka Hickey i kākau ai, ʻaʻole i like ka aʻo ʻia o nā keiki mānaleo e nā kumu i loko o ka papa. Hoʻohana ʻia nā mānaleo me he kākoʻo lā no nā keiki mānaleo ʻole. Kohu mea lā manaʻo kekahi o nā kumu ʻaʻole pono nā keiki mānaleo e aʻo i nā huaʻōlelo hou a hoʻoikaika i ka pilinaʻōlelo, no laila, kālele lākou ma ke aʻo ʻana i nā keiki mānaleo ʻole.

Ua lohe au he ʻikioma hoihoi, ma ka ʻōlelo Pelekāne naʻe. Kapa ʻia ka ua o ʻIlelani he “ua palupalu,” a ma ka heleleʻi ʻana mai o ia ʻano ua, ʻōlelo lākou “It[base ‘]s a soft day.” E nīnau aku ana au i kekahi o nā kumu ma Oideas Gael inā he ʻikioma ʻōlelo ʻAiliki kēia i unuhi ʻia, a i ʻole, inā he ʻikioma ʻōlelo Pelekāne wale nō ia. Ma kā māua holoholo ʻana ma Dublin, ʻaʻole au lohe i ka ʻōlelo ʻAiliki hoʻokahi manawa ma ke ʻano he ʻōlelo kamaʻilio. Ua hoʻopuka ʻia ka ʻōlelo ʻAiliki e kekahi o nā kanaka hoʻokipa malihini ma Dublin Castle, no ka hoʻolauna ʻana iā ia iho. ʻAno nui ka poʻe Pākē a me ka poʻe ʻĪnia i komoneʻe ma Dublin, a lohe pinepine ʻia kā lākou mau ʻōlelo ma ka holo ʻana ma nā alanui.

ʻAʻole au i lohe nui i nā mele ʻAiliki kekahi, koe wale nō ma ʻelua hale inu pia ma Temple Bar. Ke lohe ʻia nā mele e hoʻokani ʻia ana ma nā hale ʻaina, nā hōkele, a me nā wahi ʻē aʻe, he mau mele ʻAmelika a ʻEulopa paha ma ka ʻōlelo Pelekāne, e like hoʻi me nā mele e hoʻokani ʻia e ko Hawaiʻi poʻe ʻōpiopio. He manaʻolana koʻu e lohe nui ʻia ana ma Glenn Colm Cille.

Ua kipa aku māua ʻo Mālia i ka hale hoʻomākaukau pia ʻo Guinness i kēia lā. ʻOno maoli nō ka pia Guinness ke inu ʻia ma ia hale. Ua inu mua au i kekahi ʻōmole Guinness ma Hawaiʻi; ʻaʻole au i makemake iki.

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