Posts Tagged ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

Saturday Matinee – The Pogues, Ron Kavana & Rex McGhee

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Every true Irishman knows that Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t start at midnight. It begins at sunrise and ends at sunrise if you’re doing it right. My ancestry is Scots-Irish, which means I can drink without having to wear a kilt to play golf, and I don’t have to go to Confession afterwards.

One of The Pogues‘ classics.

Here’s another Pogues’ classic song, “Young Ned Of The Hill,” as performed by the original songwriter Ron Kavana (who didn’t write it).

This my favorite Irish Rebel Song:

Nell Flaherty’s Drake is a nice tune, but the original Broadside was pure sarcasm.

Have a great weekend, folks, and if we’re not back up on Sunday it’s due to an ongoing malware battle with a faux svchost.exe daemon.

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Apparently this phrase is now verboten, untersagt & unerlabt as dictated by the Amerikanisch-faschistisches Wort Polizeii:

Tá sé Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Póg mo thóin!

[Images found here, here and here. Related Archived posts here.]

Happy Maewyn Succat Day!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

St. Patrick Stained Glass

aka Saint Patrick.

[Image found here. For more St. Patrick’s Day stuff, click here and follow the links.]

Bíodh Lá Shona Naomh Pádraig, nó greim dom!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Exactly Four Are Not Irish

The four in front are not Irish, but the back three are. Just sayin’.
I bet the Erins go Bleaugh within the hour.

On the other hand, this is pretty cool.

ballyroon-holed-stone

There are a few remaining holed stones in Ireland. There is one in Co. Antrim and in Co. Louth and lucky for me there’s one in my native Co. Cork! This is the Ballyroon standing stone which is situated in West Cork on the Sheep’s Head road. This imposing stone is 2.25 metres in height unfortunately it is not standing and is only propped up on a smaller stone. The most striking feature is the beautifully carved round hole which runs through the stone. According to a local historian

The hole in the stone  is narrow on  one side and wide on the other. The man had a bigger hand and he put his hand  through the wide side and the woman put her hand through the narrow side. They made their promises when they put their  hands through the stone.

[1st image found in here; 2nd image with description found here. Previous St. Patrick’s Day posts here.]

My favorite Irish song is Nell Flaherty’s Drake for various reasons. Here’s the tune:

Stay safe driving home tomorrow so you can still wake up on Wednesday and call in to work stupid.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – 11PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patricks Day 11PM

[Found here. Related St. Patrick’s Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 4PM, 8PM, and our Archives.]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – 8PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patricks Day 8PM

[Found here. Related St. Patrick’s Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 4PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 4PM

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Trash

[Found here. Related St. Patrick’s Day posts: 8AM, Noon, 8PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Noon

Monday, 17 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day Trash 2
[Found here. Related St. Patrick’s Day posts: 8AM, 4PM, 8PM & 11PM, and our Archives.]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Monday, 17 March 2014

IrishEyes

[Found here. Related St. Patrick’s Day posts:  Noon, 4PM, 8PM & 11PM, and our St. Patrick’s Day Archives.]

Saturday Matinee – Cats In The Kitchen, The Cleverlys & The Fenians

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Jurassic Park with cats [via].

Gangnam Style, Y’all. The Cleverlys crank it (complete with some eefin’ at about 03:20).  [via]

There’s no point in posting an Irish drinking song AFTER St. Patrick’s Day, so here’s The Fenians‘ “Token Whiskey Song” from 2008.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.


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