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Conor Murphy

4 Months Ago

There More To Ireland That St Patricks Day.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMBTcx4_1Ew

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Jim Taylor

4 Months Ago

Enjoyed the video. Things I did not know about Ireland. Many people love Ireland especially on St. Patricks Day. It is the old joke that anyone that is even slightly Irish really boasts about it on that day. I have heard that St Patricks Day is more of an American celebration Day than in Ireland but don't know for sure.

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Kevin Callahan

4 Months Ago

I loved Ireland and everything we saw there. Even though in my DNA I am 100% Irish I did not go there with the thought of "being Irish." The trip was a smashing success and I enjoy almost every minute. Except that is the rough morning I had after a family at the hotel asked us (the Americans) to join their wedding celebration in the bar. I will say if nothing else the Irish know how to name their pubs, The Whistling Pig and the Shebeen being two I remember most.

 

Joshua House

4 Months Ago

The getting fall down drunk is a primarally American part of the day. Remember it's a Saints Day thats always in Lent, so you have to be aomewhat divorced from the traditions of the church to carry on as some do.

 

Conor Murphy

4 Months Ago

Thanks for posting the right link Jim, glad that you enjoyed it, So happy that you had a good time in Ireland Kevin, and yes they know how to name a pub. Joshua, so true.

 

Kevin Callahan

4 Months Ago

Slight levity: years ago we hosted an annual party. There is a dangerous drink named Strip and Go Naked. We would make a tub full, dye it green then renamed the concoction Erin Go Braless! Anyone who wants a recipe give me a shout.

 

Conor Murphy

4 Months Ago

That sounds dangerous Kevin but a lot of fun.

 

J L Meadows

4 Months Ago

There is an excellent documentary about the origins of St. Patrick's Day on the History Channel. The Irish had it tough for many years, even in this country. Now it's all the rage to be Celtic - and not just on March 17th.

 

Edward Fielding

4 Months Ago

Too bad the day has been hijacked in the US as an excuse to drink to excess.

I'd love to visit Ireland and probably will some day.

 

Jim Taylor

4 Months Ago

"There is More To Ireland That St Patricks Day." Yes Conor and the Holiday has been hijacked like most Holidays but at least it does bring attention to Irish culture/history which has been brought out in the last decade or so as mentioned. I've never been to Ireland unfortunately.

The video is a Canadian. I'm not sure if he is an Irish descendant or not but leads a nice Irish Shanty.






 

Kevin Callahan

4 Months Ago

Damn Jim that was fun, thanks for posting. Gets the blood up in the morning.

There is a book The Irish in Boston that tells the story of how Irish immigrants were received in Boston and America in the early days of our country. One might be interested in how the anti-immigrant sentiments helped create and fuel the Know Nothing political party and how closely it parallels the T Party of today.

My own people on my Da's side were common laborers who migrated from the south along the coast to Tennessee then Missouri and finally settled in southern Iowa in the early 1900s where they did the day labor that is commonly associated with Mexican/Guatamalans today.

Me Ma's side came from the more prosperous Northern Ireland settling in Pennsyvania where they were farmers. great grandda homesteaded southern Iowa in 1868 and once again that side of the family became prosperous settling on cheap land, $2 and acre for 80 acres back then. We still own farmland today.

 

Conor Murphy

4 Months Ago

I could listen to him all day Jim, thank you for that. What great music and it looks like a great session that I love to get into. Great story Kevin, you people really got around and it is good that you still have the Land.. Slan agus Dia Bless.

 

I hate St. Patrick's Day around here except for one reason -- the local radio station plays 24 hours of U2. All of the hits, deep cuts and covers by U2 and of U2!

 
 

Jim Taylor

4 Months Ago

Is it time to brag. Both my grandmothers were Irish. We have old letters written by there relatives when they came over on the Boat.

Cheers!!

Photography Prints

 

Kevin Callahan

4 Months Ago

Remember: Is Deaear Amhran A Eanain Le Sloinne Fohamh*

(you can't sing with an empty glass)

 

Conor Murphy

4 Months Ago

Good one Roy,

 

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