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Happy St. Patrick's Day
There may not be sidewalks. There may not be skyscrapers. There may not be fancy restaurantsor department stores. Yes, these are the things that there may not be, but there is one thing that you can guarantee. When you come home to Ireland. You will always see a friendly smile. And the warmest of welcomes from everyone that you see. There may not be places to shop or ever historical landmarks to visit. There may not be amusement parks or rich sandy beaches. But coming home to Ireland is like having peace and serenity at your reach. When you think of Ireland you become light hearted and at ease. Because even though there are so many things that may not be. The one and most important thing you will see is how wonderful coming home can be!
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time. A day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. Saying By: Adrienne Cook
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IRELAND A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVENSure, a little bit o' Heaven fell from out of the sky one day,
And nestled on the ocean in a spot so far away;
And the angels found it, sure it looked so sweet and fair.
They said suppose we leave it, for it looks so peaceful there!
So they sprinkled it with star dust just to make the shamrocks grow;
'Tis the only place you'll find them,
No matter where you go;
Then they dotted it with silver
To make its lakes so grand,
And when they had it finished
Sure they called it IRELAND!
FATHER O'RAFFERY'S IRISH JOKEMrs. O'Donovan was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father O'Rafferty. "Top o' the mornin' to ye," said the Father, "Aren't you Mrs. O'Donovan? Didn't I marry ye and yer husband two years ago?" She replied "Aye, that ye did, Father." "And be there any wee ones yet?" "No, not yet, Father," Mrs. O'Donovan said. "Well, now, I'm going to Rome next week, and I'll light a candle for ye." "Oh, thank ye, Father." They parted ways.
Some years later they met again. "Well, now, Mrs. O'Donovan," the priest said. "How are ye these days?" "Oh, very well," said she. "And tell me," he said. "Have ye any wee ones yet?" "Oh, yes, Father," Mrs. O'Donovan replied. "Three sets of twins and four singles -- 10 in all." "Aye, that's wonderful!" he said. "And how is your lovely husband?"
"Oh," she said. "E's gone to Rome to blow out yer candle!"
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St. Patrick the Patron Saint of the Irish. Known for his compassion He was born in Roman Britain to wealthy parents & kidnapped during his early teen years then taken to Ireland sold into slavery he worked as a shepherd for six years utill his studies were complete, he returned to Ireland in March . There he did mission work among the people who had enslaved him for six years. Known for his zeal for helping suffering people. St. Patrick was appointed Bishop of Ireland. He died there on Mar. 17
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Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat. By~Alex Levine
Irish Coffee Recipe
Ingredients 1 Measure (3 cl) of Irish Whiskey
1 teaspoon of raw sugar
1 heaped tspoon of whipped cream
Hot strong coffee to fill the glass
Pre-warm a stemmed glass. Add the whiskey.
Add the sugar and stir in the coffee.
Top with whipped cream.
All over the world Irish people and friends celebrate on March 17th, with parades, festivities, music and dancing. St. Patrick's Day, so lets join in!!!!
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I'm a Little Leprechaun by Vicki Claybrook
I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have ever seen.
If you ever catch me, so it's told,
I'll give you my pot of gold!~
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
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St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe
4 lbs. corned beef brisket(1.8kg)
Water to cover salt to taste
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 large onion, sliced
3 whole cloves
1/8 cup granulated sugar
potatoes - peeled and cubed
1 medium to large cabbage, cut into wedges
In pot or large bowl, combine the salt, water and brisket. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for
a while. Completely submerged, so add more salt and water if necessary.
Add spices & bring to a boil. Cover & simmer until fork tender.
This will take about 4 hours.
Remove meat & keep hot. Add veges, Cover & simmer 15 to 20
minutes until cabbage is cooked. Now enjoy!
This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)
An Irishman arrived at J.F.K. Airport and wandered around the terminal with tears streaming down his cheeks. An airline employee asked him if he was already homesick. "No," replied the Irishman. "I've lost all me luggage!" "How'd that happen?" "The cork fell out!" said the Irishman. ---
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Lyrics
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it's like a morning spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
THE BLARNEY ROCKApproximately 2300 feet above sealevel and with a rise of approximately 300 feet above the Ireland roadway, there is alarge stone that appears to be defying the laws of gravity. That's the Blarney Rock. This is also a magic of the Blarney Rock. Any resemblance to the original Blarney Stone is purely coincidentally. I has its effect on human aging. It is said that if one visits the Blarney Rock annually during the equinox, preferably on the first day of spring. You will most likly live to be 114 years old! This legend can be proven to be an absolute certainty if the hike is made for 114 consecutive springtimes. The additional gesture of leaving a penny for the leprechauns increases ones chances for a long lifetime.
So, if you want to be as old as Andrew Wilson, take this advice. And hike to the Blarney Rock, climb upon the top, proclaimyour gratitude for the coming of spring, and for some extra luck; leave a penny for the leprechauns.
I'M AN IRISH LEPRECHAUN
By Maureen Gutyan
I'm an Irish leprechaun,
Tiny and wee,
I hide in the forest,
Behind a tree.
If you ever catch me, you will see
A wish I will grant as quick as can be!
You see every knows that very leprechaun hides his gold at the end of a rainbow.
The four-leaf clover is Ireland's favorite token of good fortune. The first leaf symbolizes Hope, the second represents Faith, and the third stands for Love. The fourth leaf is the lucky leaf!
Life brings a nice surprise. a2000greetings got this in my mail.
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The top o' the morning' to you.
Rainbows make me feel like a child. Nature combined with folk tails and the Holidays!
Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart. ~ Margaret Jackson
St Patrick's Day Irish jokes;0)
The Englishman looks disgusted, pushes his pint away and demands another pint. The Scotsman picks out the fly, shrugs, and takes a long swallow. The Irishman reaches into the glass, pinches the fly between his fingers and shakes him while yelling, "Spit it out, ye bug!!! Spit it out!" ---
The angry wife met her husband at the door. There was alcohol on his breath and lipstick on his collar. "I assume," she snarled, "that there is a very good reason for you to come waltzing in here at six o'clock in the morning?" "There is," he replied. "Breakfast."
In Ireland you're more likely to get a Pat answer. 1996-2000 Punof the Day
Spirit appointed to forewarn members of certain ancient Irish families of their time of death. The Banshee mourning call is heard, usually at night when someone is about to die. And my be associated with Ireland with witchcraft.
Brown Bread Recipe Ingredients
180 grams of plain (white) flour
600 grams of brown wholemeal flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
0,6 litre of buttermilk (sour milk)
Prepare Sieve the plain flour and baking soda in to a bowl.
Add the wholemeal flour, salt and brown sugar and mix well.
Add the olive oil and buttermilk and mix well for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon.
Lightly oil a 1kg loaf tin. Add the mixture. Place in 180 C preheated oven.
There is a great web site that is called How stuff works "People Channel". I you want to know how stuff works check them out! They have a printable artical: How St. Patrick's Day Works by Melissa Russell-Ausley
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated wherever there are people of Irish descent. Do you know what they're honoring? Learn about the story, the saint, the shamrocks and the famous Blarney Stone.
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"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~ James Allen
THE LIFE OF ST. PATRICK By Cathy's Picnic
Most of the history of his life and his spiritualwritings was recorded by St. Patrick in the 'Confessio', his spiritual autobiography and one of his two short writings that have survived (a letter he wrote to Coroticus). The most interesting facts about St. Patrick are: he wasn't born in Ireland but in Britain; he was captured and spent part of his teen years as a slave in Ireland; his explanation of the Holy Trinity by using a clover; the defeat of the Druids; the name Patrick wasn't the name he was born with but given to him much later in life by Pope Celestine. It is said that St. Patrick's real name is Maewyn Succat.
St. Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland,in the year 387. His parents Calphurnius and Conchessa belonged to a Roman family of high rank. In his sixteenth year, Patrick was carried off into captivity by Irish marauders and was sold as a slave to a chieftain named Milchu in Dalaradia, a territory of the present county of Antrim inIreland, where for six years he tended his master's sheep flocks. Heacquired a perfect knowledge of the Celtic tongue in which he would oneday announce the tidings of Redemption, and, as his master Milchu was adruidical high priest, he became familiar with all the details ofDruidism.
He relates in his "Confessio" that during his captivity while tending the flocks he prayed many times in the day: "the love of God", he added, "and His fear increased in me more and more, and the faith grew in me, and the spirit was roused, so that, in asingle day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers, and in the night nearly the same, so that whilst in the woods and on the mountain, evenbefore the dawn, I was roused to prayer and felt no hurt from it, whether there was snow or ice or rain; nor was there any slothfulness in me, suchas I see now, because the spirit was then fervent within me."
After six years he fled from his cruel master. Here lates in his "Confessio" that he had to travel about 200 milesHe found a ship ready to set sail and after some rebuffs was allowed onboard. In a few days he was among his friends once more in Britain, butnow his heart was set on devoting himself to the service of God in thesacred ministry.
A couple of months after his escape he visited the St. Martin's monastery at Tours, and later the the island sanctuary of Lerins. Patrick placed himself under the guidance of a bishop, St.Germain. A few years later Patrick was promoted to the priesthood. Heengaged in various missionary works. He was chosen to accompany St.Germain to Britain to combat the erroneous teachings of Pelagius. He was privileged was his privilege to be associated with the representative ofRome in the triumphs that ensued over heresy and Paganism, and in the many remarkable events of the expedition, such as the miraculous calming of thetempest at sea, the visit to the relics at St. Alban's shrine, and the Alleluia victory. He stayed in Britain for eighteen years
The Life of St. Patrick. During those years, Patrick's thoughts turned towards Ireland. He would often speak of his experiences in Ireland withhis mentor St. Germain, Bishop of Auxerre. The bishop recommended Patrickto the pope and traveled to Rome. It was only shortly before his deaththat Pope Celestine entrusted Patrick with the mission of bringingChristianity to Ireland and on that occasion bestowed on him many relicsand other spiritual gifts, and gave him the name "Patercius" or "Patritius".This name is derived from two Latin words pater civium meaning the fatherof his people.
It was probably in the summer months of the year 1433, that Patrick and his companions landed at the mouth of the Vantry River close by Wicklow Head. The Druids were at once in arms against him.There are many legends of miracles and magical fights between him and thedruids. For example:
St. Patrick continued his journey over land towards Slemish. He had not proceeded far when a chieftain, named Dichu, appeared on the scene to prevent his further advance. He drew his sword tokill the saint, but his arm became rigid as a statue and continued sountil he declared himself obedient to Patrick. Overcome by the saint's meekness and miracles, Dichu asked for instruction and made a gift of alarge sabhall (barn). This was the first sanctuary dedicated by St.Patrick.
The druids by their incantations over spread the hill and surrounding plain with a cloud of worse then Egyptian darkness.Patrick defied them to remove that cloud, and when all their efforts weremade in vain, at his prayer the sun sent forth its rays and the brightest sunshine lit up the scene.
By demoniac power the Arch-Druid Lochru was liftedup high in the air, but when Patrick knelt in prayer the druid from hisflight was dashed to pieces upon a rock.
He was able to easily spread the word of Christianity because of his knowledge of the Celtic language. It took himseveral years to destroy paganism in Ireland. He conquered one kingdomafter another. He survived several death threats. He tells us in his "Confessio"that no fewer than twelve times he and his companions were seized andcarried off as captives, and on one occasion in particular he was loadedwith chains, and his death was decreed. It is on account of the many hardships which he endured that he is also honored as a martyr.
The greatest legend of St. Patrick is the use ofthe shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. On a Easter Sunday St. Patrick plucked a shamrock from the ground and explained by its triple leaf andsingle stem, in some rough way, to the assembled chieftains, the greatdoctrine of the Blessed Trinity. Another legend is that he banished allsnakes from Ireland.
St. Patrick continued until his death to visit and watch over the churches which he had founded in all the provinces inIreland. Despite a constant threat to his life, Patrick traveled widely, baptizing, confirming, and preaching and building churches, schools, andmonasteries. Patrick succeeded in converting almost the entire population of the island. His 'Epistola' pleads the case of the Christian Irish atthe hands of their British conquerors. Patrick's writings have come to beappreciated for their simplicity and humility. He comforted the faithfulin their difficulties, strengthened them in the Faith and in the practiceof virtue, and appointed pastors to continue his work among them. It isrecorded that he consecrated no fewer than 350 bishops.
St. Patrick died at Saul, Down patrick, Ireland, on the 17 March, 460 A.D. This is why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day on theseventeenth of March. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. ~~ SOURCE of The Life of St. Patrick: Catholic Encyclopedia, 1997. Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, 1995. Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition 1994.
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