Happy Saint Patrick's Day! - Lá Fhéile Pádraig!

As the resident Irish lad - happy day to all.


Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Much of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland.[17] It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he found God. The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.[citation needed]

According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years evangelising in the northern half of Ireland and converted thousands. Patrick’s efforts against the druids were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove “snakes” out of Ireland, despite the fact that snakes were not known to inhabit the region.[citation needed]

Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland’s foremost saint.[citation needed] Saint Patrick's Day - Wikipedia


Aren’t you a day ahead of yourself on this one? Anyway, it’s a day when we can all pretend to be a little bit Irish. When I was a kid, we always wore green to school on St. Patrick’s Day — it was sort of a peer pressure thing that nobody dared violate without risking social ridicule.

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I raise a stout – or five – to ye!


I thought the time change really messed me up :wink:

I have my corned beef at the ready to brew up tomorrow. I don’t wear green … I don’t own anything green :smiley:

I don’t drink beer of any kind … can’t stand it.

I don’t drink at all save a drop of bailey’s in my coffee now and again :four_leaf_clover:

I’m not a very good Irishmen err woman. :stuck_out_tongue:

:four_leaf_clover: Happy St. Patty’s Day my friends :green_heart:

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl
Go lonraí an ghrian go te ar d’aghaidh
Go dtite an bháisteach go mín ar do pháirceanna
Agus go mbuailimid le chéile arís,
Go gcoinní Dia i mbos A láimhe thú.

Irish Blessing

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Ha - yes - got in a day early - not sure if I’ll be online tomorrow or not. Probably not!

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Here’s to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!


LOL … indeed :wink:

Hands behind back, green tux with orange pants.

It doesn’t get any better :grin:


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