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Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy

From the genealogy site geni.com, here is a biographical history of Saint Patrick. Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy.

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’tis Himself, Honey O’Badger, wearin’ the green

Link here (click), design copyright Alice Flynn

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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Lyrics to Erin Gra Mo Chroi

Back in 2001, I had found an interesting discussion in a thread at Mudcat.org folk forum about the origin of this song.   Several recordings in English are available, but as time went by in the discussion, it seems probable that … Continue reading

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March Snow

In spring, we get wet snow over night, even though day time temperatures have been going up above freezing.  The coating of snow is beautiful, but as leaves start to bud out, inevitably, branches are broken and trees fall all … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Shillelagh design

When my great grandparents, Peter Flynn and Bridget Keaveney Flynn, immigrated to America from Ireland, my great-grandfather came two years before the rest of the family.  When Bridget and her children, including my grandfather, who was 17 at the time, … Continue reading

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The Shamrock Will Be Worn

A cliche symbol, the shamrock has been over-used in many ways, becoming the “plastic Paddy” icon that has commercialized Saint Patrick’s Day.  It sets my teeth on edge when I see a four leaf clover image used interchangeably with a … Continue reading

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