March 12, 2007 at 12:46 pm #599
We need a thread somewhere – perhaps in the American history area – about some facet of Irish history in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Donnie, you’re on it. 😀 😀 😀
March 12, 2007 at 10:03 pm #8356
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We need a thread somewhere - perhaps in the American history area - about some facet of Irish history in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Donnie, you're on it. 😀 😀 😀
But that's Irish Medeival history and that would be your area of interest over mine. 😀But I have a good question. Was St. Patrick a real person or was he a legend that gained popularity? Can we trace the origins of the St. Patrick story? That's where any thread on him should start.March 12, 2007 at 11:00 pm #8357
Yes, he was a real person. I believe he was actually Roman by birth, though. I think that there are plenty of stories about Irish immigration to the New World to have many aspects to an Irish discussion. Heck, "Baker" could be Irish for all I know (though it sounds more English).March 17, 2010 at 8:42 am #8358
Donnie, whatever came of this…did you follow through or not….or will I have to sift through old posts to find the one on St. Patrick? 😮 ;D 😉March 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm #8359
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Yes, he was a real person. I believe he was actually Roman by birth, though.
Yes. Dad was a minor functionary in Roman Britain, g'dad a Bishop in the Church. Paddy was kidnapped by the Irish and was a herder for several years... vision of escape by walking away... accomplished this, returning to Britain and then studied for the priesthood. Vision to Christianize his erstwhile captors and the rest is history (or conjecture ;)). That is the quick and dirty version.March 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm #8360
Turns out that Irish Coffee is just as American as it is Irish…
Its beginnings were trans-Atlantic, not to mention aeronautical. Legend dictates that it was first served in the 1940s at a County Limerick air terminal that was later replaced by Shannon Airport, supposedly to passengers stranded in a winter storm who needed both a quick pick-me-up and a stiff belt. In the ’50s, a travel writer took it to San Francisco, where the Buena Vista Cafe made it a signature.March 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm #8361
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Yes, it is VeggieTales, but it is also a fun look at the history of Saint Patrickhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg5ejLGEnZkMarch 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm #8362
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So the Irish kidnap a British dude and make him their patron saint. Interesting.March 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #8363
Funny. My nieces and nephews might get a kick out of this.The narrator almost sounds like the store clerk from the Simpsons.March 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm #8364
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One of my favorite holidays since it is my Name Day or Namenstag as they say here in Germany.March 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm #56975
Your Namenstag once again.May 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm #57106
Missed it this year.March 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm #57776
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! While I see people out wearing green today, I live in an area where it’s not some sort of major celebration. I have the feeling that in some cities, people are having a really good time today.
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