There are so many different way in which we can find Cairdeas in our lives, and sometimes it’s the unexpected friendships that mean the most to us when we are reminiscing about days gone by.
There are even instances that you find yourself hanging out, talking through your problems and enjoying one another’s companies for years before you realise that you are no longer just brother and sister, or work colleagues, but in fact firm friends.
Last year Fisherman’s Friends and Irish Country Living ran a competition to find "Ireland’s Greatest Friendship”, asking people to send in photos of the friendships that they most value in life. The response was amazing, with so many different interpretations of what it means to be a friend – and looking through the entries is a truly heart-warming experience.
Below I’ve shared a few of my favourites, along with my own personal interpretations of what Cairdeas means to me, and I do so hope that you enjoy.
My Mom and Me