Well I went out on thursday to the bar, but that was mostly over woman troubles, though the bar was called the shamrock. and I actualy had a man tell me the first part of that saying the other day when I was out on a walk
I've always been very fond of that saying. I think it's really lovely.
Did you have any green beer or anything?
no green beer, only cheep pitchers.
Well, can't go wrong there either. ;)
I went to Shamrock Fest in Washington DC. It was a huge huge beer and irish music (sort of) festival at a football stadium parkinglot.
My favorite band, Scythian, a traditional irish fiddle/ rock band was playing. Once they played I was happy. The beer and the other bands (and awful cover bands!) I could do without.
And Russel Crow made an appearance with the band: great big C.
That's so cool! I've never heard of them. Do they have any cd's available?
I work at the library on St. Patrick's Day, so I've got my green sweater and a little button that says, "Irish for the day!" all ready.
We're going to give out little shamrock stickers to the kids that check out. ^___^ We also have a green ink pad for some shamrock stamps. *grin*
That's awesome! =) Very cute.
You had that record? That's awesome! I need to find one on ebay for my kid, because he'd love the hell out of it.
I have that Irish blessing on a locket that my great aunt gave me. I filled it with special things, and since she died it has more meaning now.
The extent of our celebratory day is a crock pot full of corned beef with cabbage.
Have a grand and lucky day with your wee random leprechaun.
Thanks love. ;) I think we're going to color some leprechans in a bit here.
saint patrick was a gintleman
he came from dacent people
he built a church in dublin town
and on it put a steeple
his father was a Callaghan,
his mother was a brady
his uncle an o'Shaughnessy
and his auntie was a brady
so success to brave saint patricks fist
he was a saint so clever
he gave the snakes and toads a twist
and banished them forever
one hundred thousand vipers blue
he charmed with sweet discourses
and dined on them at killaloo
with soups and second courses
the toads went hop, the snakes went pop
jump haep into the water
and the beasts commited suicide
to save themselves from slaughter
There's not a mile in Ireland's isle
where the dirty varmint musters,
Where'er he put his dear fore-foot,
he murdered them in clusters;
When blind worms crawling in the grass
disgusted all the nation,
lie gave them a rise, that opened their eyes to a sense of their situation
The Wicklow hills are very high,
so's the Hill of Howth, sir,
But there's a hill much higher still,
aye, higher than them both sir;
Twas on the top of this high hill
St Patrick preached his sarment,
Which drove the frogs into the bogs,
and bothered all the varmint
What is this from or who wrote it?
2008-03-17 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!
Thanks, I'll have to look him up. Do you mind if I add you? Finding someone who likes poetry is fairly rare.
Aww yay!! New LJ friends. :)
2008-03-18 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!
Ooh! I've never read this before! Thanks!
There is a church song..I don't really know what else to call it..that always reminds me of that blessing. It was the bane of my existence for most of middle school because the vp at my Catholic School fell in love with it so we sang it ALL the time. It's called Eagle's Wings I think and the chorus goes: "And He will raise you up on Eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun...and hold you in the palm of his hand."
I swear I could probably sing it in my sleep, we sang it that often.
Oooh. I don't know this one.
here's an old irish CURSE:
May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.
this of course, is nothing personal, and purely FYI.
more at http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/irish_curses.html
This blessing is actually from Iona in Scotland,(my most favouritist wonderfulist place in the UK!)and really is a beautiful celtic blessings, its so...earthy and natural!
The Monks who brought the Celtic Christianity across to Iona came from Ireland so it bears huge similarities.
I bet it looks lovely in A.S.L. Do you sign? I'm learning B.S.L.
Ooh! Thank you! It was always called Irish Blessing when we sang it in choir, and I don't sign much. A tiny bit. I mean I can get by, but not very well. I taughtmy kid some sign when he was little so we could communicate before he started talking, so my sign vocabulary is very limited. And it was very beautiful in sign. *nod* How long have you been learning?
I go for 3 hours on a Monday mornings and have been learning for six years - if I pass next year, I qualify as an interpreter.
Baby signing is taking off in a big way over here. Also sign language became an officially recognised language last year (some old law of the 19thC stated that only spoken languages could be recognised). So from 2012ish it will be taught to all new school children at 5 years old.
That's SO cool! I've always thought it would be nice to be able to interpret musicals, plays, operas etc. Having performed in many that have been interpreted for those who use sign, I've always found it so beautiful, and just fascinating to watch.
And that's SO cool! That's wonderful. I think that kids are smarter when they learn to communicate in more languages, be they sign, or spoken languages beyond their own native language. I think it's so great for kids. :)
Mocked my friend. For the last four years the night before St. Patty's day he panics searching for something green. Last night I pointed out his tattoo is green. The one he has had for the last four years.
I totally forgot it was St. Patty's today. I didn't even wear green.
Its ok though, because I'll make it up tonight by driving all the snakes out of my apartment complex.
lol, that's an awesome tradition. ;)
I laid on my couch and begged my throat to stop hurting. Surprisingly, it complied! I am bummed that I missed out on one of the most fun going out weekends all year. Doh! My friends kept texting me all night to rub it in. Oh, well. I will make up for it over my spring break :)
Aww! *hugs* Glad your throat is feeling better, babe.
I marched in the parade in Boston yesterday. You can imagine the blisters I have
But I bet you had a blast. :)
I decided to go to the pub and drink my fill of Guinness and Smithwicks
eat cornedbeef and to much bushmills so i hope yours was filled with fun and friends
Thanks babe. :) Pretty lowkey St Patricks Day over here. Hopefully next year will be a little more exciting.
I went up to Oxford with some of my co-workers last Thursday for "Green Beer Day" (a holiday Miami students established because St. Patrick's Day is over their spring break).
I never celebrated it when I was in college, and, in a double dose of irony, I didn't actually drink anything all night! Either because there was too much crowding around the bartender, I was about to need to drive, I would have gotten hurt dancing drunk, or I was on the verge of having a difficult conversation that required me to be sober.