Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day

It is the Irish national holiday and one of the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland (a bank holiday in Northern Ireland); the overseas territory of Montserrat; and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the United States, Australia, and rest of Canada it is widely celebrated, although not an official holiday.

It became a feast day in the universal church due to the influence of the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding, as a member of the commission for the reform of the Breviary in the early part of the 17th century.

Now for some wonderful Irish Music!

More music, pictures and a little about The Corrs.

I did a post entitled Ireland

I went through my blog and pulled the Irish blessing proverbs and sayings that I have posted over the past year.

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.~Irish proverb

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.
~Irish Blessing

“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”~Irish Blessing

"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far”~Irish

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.~Irish Proverb

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...~Irish

Old Irish Blessing
May God bless those who love us.
And for those who don't love us,
may God turn their hearts.
And for those whose hearts cannot be turned,
May God turn their ankles
So that we may know them by their limping.

A post from May 2006:

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.~Irish

In Ireland an Irish pub is at the heart of social life. The pub is where the community gathers. A true Irish pub is distinguished by its “craic,” and Irish term referring to positive interaction among people through conversation, stories, and music.

Last Friday the pub was giving out a prize for the best toast of the night. The winner of the evening was John O’Reilly when he hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!”

He returned home to his wife Mary and told her that he won first prize for the best toast of the evening. Mary said, “Aye did ye now. And what was your toast?” John O’Reilly was so caught up in his excitement he did not think Mary would ask him what his toast was. John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife." Mary said, "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!"

On Saturday Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies, Brian, at the bakery. Brian chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize last night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.” Mary said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a wee surprised meeself. You know ees only been there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ear to make him come.”

May your glass be ever full. May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.~Irish

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Blogger Sunflower said...

Thanks for sharing this. I even didn't realize it is St. Patrick's Day this Sataurday!

Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me! Welcome back anytime.

Have a nice weekend!

I will Exercise for Comments!

March 17, 2007 2:51 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Aye, tis a fine lass ye are!

March 17, 2007 4:16 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Raggedy.
"Happy St. Patricks Day"
Love all your "Irish Blessings"
Had a giggle as you slide down the bannister Ouchh. great music.

March 17, 2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Happy St. Pats Day to you, Raggedy!

March 17, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Loved all your Irish jokes, thanks for sharing them. Many thanks for your visit tonight (it's now after midnight Sat. here) and for the congrats for my fotball team. I am rapt. Glad you enjoyed the bit about my mother and kids. Love them all. Also thanks Raggedy for the Deck of cards. I love it and have posted it n the past. I may give it a rerun in April when we have Anzac day as a yearly
remembrance of our war heros.
Take care my dear friend, Love, Merle.

March 17, 2007 8:51 AM  
Blogger EV said...

I HAD to stop by Raggedy's on St Patty's Day - Erin Go Bragh!

March 17, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day, Raggedy. I love your graphic up at the top (Top o' the morning)

March 17, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you...I enjoyed your post!!
PS...I've changed blog address, I tried to email everyone but most of the emails bounced back to me for some reason...sigh!!
Just click on the above profile link and come on over!

March 17, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger Tawnya Shields said...

What a lot of great info about the Emerald Isle. Loved the video!
I have to check to see if Father Tde is playing on BBC America today. My fave Irish comedy. :o)

March 17, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

i liked your joke. keep them comming. i wouldn't mind going to one of those pubs today but i better not. i best stay at home and stay off the highway.
have a great day.

March 17, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger choconet said...

Happy St Pat's Day! You find a yummy recipe for SPDay on my blog.

March 17, 2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger Brought to you by Her Majesty Magenta said...

I love Irish Blessings. They always say the besty things. i am going to link to your site. Thanks for stopping by my TT this week!

March 17, 2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger Deb @ Sugarfused said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Raggedy :)
My husband is part Irish. I like all of the Irish blessings...thanks for posting them! I didn't wear anything green today :(

March 17, 2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger Joe Robinsmith said...

Dear Raggedy,
No, No, No ! ! ! Your comments are appreciate, welcomed and heartfelt. Please don't stop as I value every word. It's like a blessing to my heart to hear the confirmation that I am doing the right thing.
Hugs and love,
Cowboy Joe

March 17, 2007 10:09 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I think it has to do with snakes and celebration too! :)

March 18, 2007 1:12 AM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a wonderful post, Raggedy...I LOVE all the Irish Blessings...there is always so much balance to them....And I hope your St. Patricks day was a lovely one!

March 18, 2007 3:37 AM  

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