St. Patrick’s day is a world wide celebration of all things Irish. For many that simply means a serious drinking session but what some people forget is exactly how important and how much fun St. Patrick’s day really is in Ireland. So to all our international readers, with thanks to the official St. Patrick’s Day site here just a little taste of the real deal:
A few of our friends can’t seem to get why we get so excited around St. Patrick’s day – If you haven’t been to the Dublin Parade and the outdoor Ceili Mor (which is a massive traditional Irish Dance) down by Earlsfort Terrace – get yourself to Ireland for a truly unique experience.
So yes there will be plenty of the black stuff drunk and much singing of Irish songs from people that don’t quite know the words – but sure we wouldn’t want to have it any other way. Like many other things you only get out of it what you put in and everyone is welcome to part-take in the fun.
In Ireland, the St. Patrick’s festival is no longer a one day event – being the classic over achievers that we are we grew the festival into a full week with various activities on every day. So for anyone of thinking about visiting Ireland there isn’t a better week in the calendar to do so and for those of us just thinking about getting back to our heritage its the one week where we sit back to appreciate how lucky we are to be Irish and murmor a few “cupla focal” – which means a ‘few words’ in the Irish language. While we appreciate the big man for banishing snakes from our green isle.