Saturday, March 17, 2012



La Fheile Padraig brea dhibh go leir means have a great St. Patrick's day everyone

At. Patrick's day did not become a national holiday in Ireland in 1903 and the first parade wasn't held in Dublin until 1931

The Irish flag is green, white and orange.  Green symbolizes the people of the south, and orange the north.  The white represents the peace that brought them together as a nation.  

Leprechauns are the official shoe makers of the fairy kingdom.

The first St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in 1737 in Boston, Massachusetts.  

St. Patrick was born around 385AD

St. Patrick's true given name was Maewyn Succat

The first official St. Patrick' s day parade was held in New York City in 1766.  

According to the 2003 US Census, 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry.  Nine times the population of Ireland.

The harp is a symbol of Ireland.

Shamrock is the national flower of Ireland.

There are four places in the United States named Shamrock (West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma) and nine Dublin's (Dublin, California and Dublin, Ohio are most populous)

The color of green is commonly associated with Ireland, also known as "the Emerald Isle". 

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is fourteen!

The color originally associated with St. Patrick was blue; green became associated during the 19th century

It is estimated that there are about 10,000 regular clovers for every four-leaf clover.

New York's St. Patrick's Day parade is the longest running civilian parade in the world. This year nearly three million spectators are expected to watch the spectacle and some 150,000 participants plan to march.

Legend says that each leaf of the four leaf clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.  

Traditional St Patrick’s Day food includes, Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and of course, Guinness.

Virtual "Green Beer" is on the house at the lounge today! :)

May the luck of the Irish be with you today!  Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy St. Paddy's Day from the DRL Crew!

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