It's St Patrick's Day today. In fact today and tomorrow are public holidays and then there is the weekend.
I think it's wonderful that the 4.5 million people in Ireland and the ninety or over 100 million ("I think?") Irish diaspora around the world can celebrate this day. There are 6 million people in Blighty who have an Irish parent (like me) or grandparent. Which is a whopping ten percent of the population.
A few years ago a few of us saw a West Cork band called Rubicon play outside the Boston bar in Bantry. They sing traditional songs and even Rock covers like the Journey song. I particularly like the last section of their take on the song. Enjoy and Happy Saint Patrick's Day.
Happy St Patrick's Day to you!ReplyDelete
Happy St Patrick's Day to you and P in the Isle of Man and every one else.ReplyDelete
That was lovely and uplifting! Happy St Paddy's Day to you! I have ancestors that came from Ireland to England during the potato famine. It is my dream to visit Ireland one day. Have a Guinness and enjoy your day. :)ReplyDelete
Same to you Simone. Ireland is a beautiful country and well worth a visit.ReplyDelete
A happy At Patrick's Day to you and the family. Amazing how many celebrate this day, Irish or not. My neice in Australia has a birthday today and her celebrations always include a shamrock or two and a few glasses of Guiness.ReplyDelete
Dancing sheep and bears doing an Irish knees-up have been appearing all over my social media pages
Happy St Patrick's Day Linda to you and to your family. There will be celebrations all over the world. It's great to be celebrating after the two years of our lives we lost to restrictions.🎻🎸ReplyDelete
In general, Irish people know how to let their hair down and have a damned good time as this video proves. I know a man called Patrick - referred to as Irish Pat in our local pub. He has lived in England since he was seventeen - working as builder and raising a family with his Yorkshire wife Sue. In the early hours of this morning he was taken by ambulance to our local hospice to get specialised help with pain control. He is dying from oesophageal cancer at the tender age of sixty four. He will never draw his pension and I send loving thoughts his way on St Paddy's Day - the last one he will ever see.ReplyDelete
Yes YP. We could all do with a good party or celebration to let our hair down in these troubled times. You write with heart felt words about your friend and family. He sounds a great man.ReplyDelete
My Nan was Irish with the jet black hair. I always had a yearning to visit Ireland but I fear that I will never do that now. I must content myself with 'The Furies' and the like, lolReplyDelete
Go for it Briony and visit Ireland. We once met them in a pub car park in Glengarriff and they all said "hello" and we followed them into a pub and they sang a couple of songs for everyone. Great band.ReplyDelete