All Things Irish

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    Black Americans get an entire month (although it's the shortest month)....the Irish get one friggen day.
    We don't seem to mind.....so.....this is a thread about all things Irish.

    This is the month where no matter what race you are, you can still be green. Racism is only a memory. Let's all be friends and wipe the froth off of a couple of brews together.

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    Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts.

    It was emigrants, particularly to the United States, who transformed St. Patrick’s Day into a largely secular holiday of revelry and celebration of things Irish. Cities with large numbers of Irish immigrants, who often wielded political power, staged the most extensive celebrations, which included elaborate parades. Boston held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1737, followed by New York City in 1762. Since 1962 Chicago has coloured its river green to mark the holiday. (Although blue was the colour traditionally associated with St. Patrick, green is now commonly connected with the day.) Irish and non-Irish alike commonly participate in the “wearing of the green”—sporting an item of green clothing or a shamrock, the Irish national plant, in the lapel. Corned beef and cabbage are associated with the holiday, and even beer is sometimes dyed green to celebrate the day. Although some of these practices eventually were adopted by the Irish themselves, they did so largely for the benefit of tourists.

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    Well to be fair nobody is trying to stay hammered for all of black history month. If ST. Patrick's day was a month long most college kids wouldn't survive it.

    I should probably mention my great grandmother on my father's was irish.
     
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    Being Irish isn't all about getting drunk.
    Not sure there was much else to do in Ireland around the 1900s other than getting a few Guinness Stouts after getting off work.
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    Guinness (/ˈɡɪnɪs/) is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate, Dublin, Ireland, in 1759. It is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, brewed in almost 50 countries and available in over 120. [1][2] Sales in 2011 amounted to 850 million litres (220,000,000 US gal).[1]

    Ireland was the seat of Socialism back in the early 1900s. I have some Irish/Scottish, but mostly I'm Welsh and Danish. Denmark on my Mom's side and Wales on my Dad's side. Then there's German, French, and Swiss thrown in there.

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    I ain't drinking any green beer.

    Unless that's all there is.
     
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    It tastes the same as regular beer.
     
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    I know... But I tend to avoid green things in my food and drink.

    When I was a young lass, our favorite watering holes served green beer each year. My girlfriends and I wouldn't drink it. I think we thought it not only looked pretty oogy, but it might possibly turn our cute smiles green.
     
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    When my fishtank starts turning green it's a bad sign.
     
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