Saint Patricks Day March 17, 2014 the Official Christian day of homage and feast for the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461)


Yes he had a Spiritual Awakening and heard voices telling him to go back to Ireland at age 22.
http://www.st-patricks-day.com/about-st-patrick/

Why is it now one of the most dangerous feasts to attend in the US often ending up in incarceration and the court forced (or recommended by threat of jail or prison) attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous?
http://www.vice.com/read/st-patricks-day-in-america-is-a-violent-drunken-d...

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Top 10 facts about St Patrick

TODAY is St Patrick’s Day but one of the few things we know for sure about Ireland’s patron saint is that he wasn’t born in Ireland.

By: William Hartston
Published: Mon, March 17, 2014

1. St Patrick was born around the year 385 in either Scotland or Wales.

2. Most sources agree that he died on March 17 but the year may have been anything from 460-464.

3. He was captured by Irish raiders when aged 15 and taken as a slave to Ireland for six years.

4. According to his own acount, he prayed a great deal while tending the flocks and was eventually told by an angel to escape and return to Scotland.

5. When he got home, another angel is said to have told him to return to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity.

6. Early depictions of St Patrick associate him with the colour blue.

7. The association of St Patrick’s Day with the colour green is connected with his alleged use of the three-leafed shamrock to depict the Trinity.

8. St Patrick’s Day is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat.

9. On St Patrick’s Day 13 million pints of Guinness are drunk worldwide.

10. He did not, contrary to legend, banish snakes from Ireland. No snakes were there in his time.

Source: http://www.express.co.uk/fun/top10facts/465252/Top-10-facts-about-St-Patrick

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For me, it's just a good excuse to cook up some home made corned beef and cabbage! LOL

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The Ultimate Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ireland's foremost cooking authority—cookbook author and teacher Darina Allen—shares her tips for making a favorite St. Patrick's Day recipe
By Megan O. Steintrager

A mericans still think we live on corned beef and cabbage over here," says Irish cookbook author and teacher Darina Allen.

In fact, the dish that's synonymous with St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish in the U.S. is so rarely eaten in Ireland—for the holiday or otherwise—that some people wonder if it's actually Irish. In Irish Country Cooking, Malachi McCormick says he likes corned beef, but then adds: "But our national dish? No, it's a New World dish!" Furthermore, thanks to the many awful versions served in bars in the U.S.—and washed down with plastic cups of green beer—this one-pot meal is often reviled by Irish Americans and Irish-for-a-Day Americans or, at the very least, relegated to a sloshy once-a-year tradition.

So let's set a few things straight: First, corned beef and cabbage is most definitely Irish. Second, when properly made it's "delicious," says Allen—recent taste tests here at Epicurious confirm that the corned beef and cabbage recipe from Allen's cookbook Irish Traditional Cooking is indeed fantastic. Third, with the current multicontinent trend of chefs looking to the past for inspiration coupled with a craze among food-lovers for all things cured, this briny classic is poised for a comeback.

Although corned beef is "almost a forgotten flavor in Ireland," according to Allen it was once an extremely popular and important food for all classes. To "corn" something is simply to preserve it in a salty brine (the term corn refers to the coarse grains of salt used for curing). In the days before refrigeration, corning was essential for storing meat, especially from large animals like cows. Historically, beef that was slaughtered and corned before the winter was served with the first fresh spring cabbage to break the Lenten fast on Easter.

Corned beef has always been associated with Cork City, because, Allen explains, "that was the provisioning port for boats before they crossed the Atlantic." In fact, between the 1680s and 1825, corning beef was Cork City's most important industry. The meat was exported to Britain, continental Europe, and as far away as Newfoundland and the West Indies.

These days in Ireland, corned beef is still most associated with County Cork, where Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery School and the Ballymaloe House and restaurant started by Allen's mother-in-law, Myrtle Allen, are based. Corned beef is sold at the English Market, a huge covered market in Cork City, and is also available at the Farmgate Café within the market—Allen says Ballymaloe House also serves it occasionally for lunch. "So there are people who eat it all the time."

Read the rest: http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/stpatricks/corned_beef...

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Well at least it's Irish! Thanks JR. Good to know. lol

My daughter taught me how to corn the beef in a baggie in the fridg. Takes 4 days but man is it good!

There are only two types of people in this world- Those who are Irish and those who wish they were.

I love drinking lagers on paddy's day. Oops sorry to all the folks abstaining. I found that I could drink responsibly.

Only two types of people in this world- those who are Irish and those who wish they were.

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Did the Irish invent the wayback machine?

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13 million pints of Guinness drunk on St Paddy's Day, but not in the parades in New York City. Guinness pulls support for the event in 2014.....

Beer makers pull sponsorship for St. Patrick's Day parades over policies

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 10:59 AM UTC

New York City (CNN) -- Guinness beer announced Sunday it's pulling out of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York City because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly.

The announcement by Guinness comes just days after Heineken dropped out of new york's parade and, Sam Adams announced it will no longer sponsor the Saint Patty's Day parade in Boston.

Both parades have policies that do no allow sexual orientation to be displayed.

Guinness was under pressure to withdraw its sponsorship of the parade.

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD had planned an Anti-Guinness event on Monday.

And, gay rights icon Stonewall Inn had threatened to stop selling Guinness beer if the company continued to sponsor the parade.

Source: http://www.waow.com/story/24992214/2014/03/17/beer-makers-pull-sponsorsh...

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Seven times as many Americans claim Irish descent as live in Ireland

March 17, 2014, 2:26 PM

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Census Bureau released a trove of statistics on all things Irish.

Among them: there were 34.1 million people who claimed Irish descent in 2012 — or, seven times the number as the 4.6 million who live in Ireland itself.

This map shows where those people live. Not surprisingly, Massachusetts is deep green territory, and in Boston in particular, that percentage is 24%.

Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/03/17/seven-times-as-many-...

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LOL

No Irish in my blood as far as I know.

The USA is my country. Born and raised here. As American as they come.
Don't care or really even know where the rest of my dysfunctional family "descended" from.

I love the honesty. Thanks Dan..

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My Mother was actually born in Dublin, Drumcondra to be more precise. Half my family is real Irish. I don't claim Irish decent because my great great great grandfathers next door neighbours dog was Irish.

I'll be rooting for my country England in the World Cup, but I have a strong Irish conection

......and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Matthew 24:11

Bet there are many of you. One of my best friends is Irish raised in Whales. Now he lives way out in the sticks of N CA and does sheep dog trials and raises sheep. Really cool person. Love him dearly.

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I class my self as Anglo Irish, there are actually a lot of us about with parents of both peoples. My Irish Granny actually said I was the best paddy in the family.....even if I was born and bought up in England.

If I could choose my nationality......I'd choose Australian now

......and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Matthew 24:11