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Happy St. Patrick's Day

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When I was young my grandfather always sent me a sprig of shamrock to remind me of my roots.

Make sure you play something by Louis Stewart, Planxty or Van Morrison today.

Or, maybe, Chico O'Farrill!!!!

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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But he wasn't even Irish - he was English !

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I lived in Boston for many years, and my St. Patrick's day celebrations consisted of bolting the doors and hoping I made it alive to the next day. Taking the subway on SPD could be a frightening experience.

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But he wasn't even Irish - he was English !

I thought he was Welsh.

Anyway, St George was Greek or Turkish! St Andrew was born in the Bronx.

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But he wasn't even Irish - he was English !

I thought he was Welsh.

Anyway, St George was Greek or Turkish! St Andrew was born in the Bronx.

Wasn't he a slave from the West Country? Welsh it is then. :g

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My last St. Patty's of memory was in 2004, in Minneapolis.

I had umpteen pints of stout (Murphy's? Certainly not Guiness - the Bud Light of stout) and several bong hits and that pretty much made me very ill. The rest of the night was spent bent over a plastic tub.

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My Great-Great-Grandfather (James Kelly) was born in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. He married Susan McNamara who lived next door. He had kids and the youngest was James Kelly- who emigrated to Phildelphia in the 1890s. I visited Miltown Malbay in 2000 and found the houses. I have 4th cousins or something like that living in the Miltown Malbay area and relatives buried in the cemetary just outside town.

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I'm Irish...and German, Dutch, Welsh, Swedish, and probably a host of other European nationalities. My folks don't know for sure. We're mutts. :D

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In honor of my paternal grandmother's family (Tannahills and Mahoneys) we have the American traditional meal of corn beef, potatos and cabbage. Twelve pounds of beef cooked today. In following days we'll have sandwiches and a wonderful chowder with corn. :excited:

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My Great-Great-Grandfather (James Kelly) was born in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. He married Susan McNamara who lived next door. He had kids and the youngest was James Kelly- who emigrated to Phildelphia in the 1890s. I visited Miltown Malbay in 2000 and found the houses. I have 4th cousins or something like that living in the Miltown Malbay area and relatives buried in the cemetary just outside town.

Miltown Malbay, home of Willie Clancy, the Charlie Parker of the uilleann pipes:

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http://www.setdancingnews.net/wcss/wcsst.htm

I was there a couple of years back.

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In honor of my paternal grandmother's family (Tannahills and Mahoneys) we have the American traditional meal of corn beef, potatos and cabbage. Twelve pounds of beef cooked today. In following days we'll have sandwiches and a wonderful chowder with corn. :excited:

No scallions?

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Later. Gotta fill the wife with cabbage. :ph34r:

Enough other spices in the mix.

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Later. Gotta fill the wife with cabbage. :ph34r:

Enough other spices in the mix.

Better open a window tonight.

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My wife is Irish - a Kavanagh, her ancestors were impressed into naval service by the British and sent to Newfoundland.

I guess that St. Patrick's Day doesn't mean much to her, though. She forgot to wear green, and this morning I had to drive to the school where she teaches with a green scarf for her to wear.

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When I was young my grandfather always sent me a sprig of shamrock to remind me of my roots.

Make sure you play something by Louis Stewart, Planxty or Van Morrison today.

Or, maybe, Chico O'Farrill!!!!

:excited:

I'm goin' with Mark O'Leary... Just received his Clean Feed CD On the Shore in the mail. That's the one with John O'Fumo, Jeff O'Kaiser & Alex O'Cline :D

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I didn't see any corned beef or cabbage in Ireland- but I did see lots of fish, pork, and some lamb.

Wish I had some black pudding right now.....

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My great-grandmother was an Irish immigrant named Dacey. She married an Italian immigrant named Parziale. Not sure precisely of the years they came over. About 1870, I think.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day, everyone :g

Long live the Irish!

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Anyone try an Irish Car Bomb?

It has 1/2 shot of Irish whiskey and Baileys

Drop that into a 1/2 pint of Guinness stout

It has an interesting taste

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