The Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

For all my friends in Bundoran, We miss you….Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

The Random Musings of a Gypsy Archaeologist...

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day gives people of Irish descent a sense of pride in their heritage; a chance to celebrate their national and ethnic identity.  There are no leprechauns, rainbows, or pots of gold anywhere in this equation.  It is also not just an excuse to drink green beer or drink to excess.  In fact, to many people of Irish descent I know, this is offensive.  According to my friend Niamh, here are the rules for St. Patrick’s Day:

“The rules are… It’s St.Patrick’s Day, or Paddy’s Day, but NEVER St.Patty’s. Car Bombs were WMDs and drinks of same name are in extremely bad taste.There will be lots of great musicians around playing great music: go listen to them. Laugh, sing and have fun with friends, real Irish culture is all about the craic. And shun the leprechaun!”

Bundorna ST Paddys

Okay, since we are celebrating all things Irish in preparation for our…

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Liberal Arts & University Transfer
Craven Community College

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