What is it about Ireland that draws visitors to the Emerald Isle?
Peaceful Cottage by the Sea
March 17th, Any Year-Saint Patricks Day
This is the Day that Everyone is just a “Little Irish”.
I think most people think that St. Patrick’s Day as the day you:
Watch the Parade on TV or Locally
- Wear Green
- Eat Corn-Beef/Cabbage
- Drink Green Beer or Green Drinks
Pull up a Seat and let’s visit Ireland and her Wonderful Traditions as well as Her Colorful Folklore…
There is so much more about this day. I thought I would tell you a little bit about my Nationality, Culture and Fun Facts today.
St. Patrick’s Bell
St. Patrick’s Snakes
There are no snakes in Ireland but there is a legend that at the time of Saint Patrick there were lots of snakes and he chased them all into the Irish Sea. Some say that this legend came to be because pagans had tattoos of snakes and Saint Patrick got rid of the pagans by teaching Christianity and therefore drove out the snakes from Ireland.
What About Those Leprechaun’s?
Wearing green makes you invisible to the leprechauns. They also are quite Mischievous. Also, they have “Pots of Gold” just laying around that they give away. To Who? I am Irish, I’m still looking for the Pot of Gold. I’ve got to say, if I see a Leprechaun, I will know that I drank too much LOL.
Shamrocks have been part of Irish tradition going back to around the 17th century. Irishmen would wear shamrocks on their Coats and finish the day by “drowning the shamrock” (placing it at the bottom of a glass of whiskey before drinking). I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve seen anyone ever do that maybe in Ireland
Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day no matter what you do, who you are with and even if you don’t have a lick of Irish in you! “Erin Go Brah”
A Gift For You
COMING UP NEXT….(this week)
Decor and Dining….Irish Style (tidbit: my Dad’s name was Raymond, but everyone called him, Irish. He was quite proud of that.) I miss him so much ❤️
~ Easy & Best Tasting Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage
~ Original Irish Soda Bread
~Get Your Irish On Cocktails
~Quick Specialty Coffee Recipes
I loved writing this because it took me to a place I have always dreamed of going and I am so Proud to be Irish and share it with you all.
As always, thank you so much for being a part of The City Cottage Family