rineanna
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:55 am

Happy St. Patrick ’s Day!

Here’s a brief history of St.Patrick himself:

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The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Roman Britain about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.
Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he became closer to God.
He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity.
He wished to return to Ireland and to convert the native pagans to Christianity, but his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. However, two years later Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier, was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland.
Patrick was quite successful at winning converts which upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.
His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Patrick
Other facts:
• The largest Paddy’s day parade in the world takes place in New York with up and around 2million spectators
• Montreal has the longest continually running St. Patrick's Day parade, celebrating its 183rd consecutive parade in 2007.
• The smallest notable parade in the world takes place in in Hot Springs, Arkansas, held on historic Bridge Street which became famous in the 1940s when Ripley’s Believe It or Not designated it “The Shortest Street in the World

[Edited 2007-03-17 00:57:22]
 
EWRCabincrew
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:03 am

Going green here tomorrow. The lease I can do as part Irish here. That and maybe have a beer.
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:07 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
The lease I can do as part Irish here

Being 1/4 Irish myself, we aren't required to wear green  yes 
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:11 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
That and maybe have a beer.

  


I meant to say in the opening post, I hope we'll be seeing Mr. Obama decked out in green tomorrow now that he's officiallty part Irish!
http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0315/obamab.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...us_and_americas/article1512094.ece

Edit: Add link

[Edited 2007-03-17 01:13:05]
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:17 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 2):
Being 1/4 Irish myself, we aren't required to wear green

We aren't??? There was a memo? I never got the memo. Where in the handbook is it?
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rineanna
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
Where in the handbook is it?

Pg. 34, sub-section B...right above the Leprechaun dress code and below the the most important rule for people claiming Irish ancestry:
"Thou shalt not believe that Irish people really say 'Top O' the mornin' to ya' in everyday life"

[Edited 2007-03-17 01:24:15]
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:23 am

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 5):
Pg. 34, sub-section B...right above the Leprechaun dress code.

Pages 33-35 were stuck together from Guiness.. I didn't see that bit.

Damn it!!! I'm wearing green anyway!
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:24 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
We aren't???

Grandmom always told me being Irish we need not wear green.

Only the non-Irish bloods wear green so as not to get pinched.  yes 

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 6):
Damn it!!! I'm wearing green anyway!

I usually wear green myself, it being my favorite color.
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:54 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 7):
I usually wear green myself, it being my favorite color.

Green my favorite color too!

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:12 am

. . . and a, hic, happy Paddy's Day to you Rineanna . . . .
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:22 am

Ahhh, Paddy's Day ! Reminds me of when I was actually living in Ath Cliath. As of now I am stuck in NYC but at least I have a big bottle of Bailey's and four 500ml cans of Guinness. Bouahahahaha.

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:25 am

Congrats.
Are there any Special programmes planned.
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:30 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Are there any Special programmes planned.

Oh yes . . . parades, parades and parades, . . . in every single decent-sized town in the country. There are probably more foreigners in them now than Irish people, but then we are too busy spending the day in the pub . . .

I reckon I'll spend the day in bed.
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 12):
There are probably more foreigners in them now than Irish people, but then we are too busy spending the day in the pub .

On a Visit to Dublin many years ago.I had a great time in the City,made a lot of Friends too.It was June & the Sun was rare. Smile

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
June & the Sun was rare

Only too true . . .
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:16 am

Thanks, I wish the same to all A-Netters.

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:51 pm

Ah, one of my favourite days of the year! It's off to the pub for a few pint's of Guinness for me!

Cheers everyone,
Patrick
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Happy St. Patricks day to the Irish!  drunk 

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:21 am

and the way things are going at the moment it could be a double celebration. Come on Scotland!! Celts have to stick together.  Wink

Oh, and boooooo to England for later!
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:15 am



Happy St. Patricks Day to all  Smile

It's still Saturday here.

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:29 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 19):
Happy St. Patricks Day to all

Nice to see someone getting the flag right! I don't know how many incorrect flags I've seen today. And these people are proclaming their Irishness????
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:05 am

happy money-making day for me!!

(see forum name, and use brain for about 2 seconds, if you aren't drunk right now. If drunk, think for a good 5 minutes, and maybe who you saw in the bar?)

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:14 am

Sadly, St. Patrick's day in the USA and elsewhere has become too much a day of excessive drinking and commericalism rather than acknowleging the importance of St. Patrick (as noted in the initial post). On a more positive note, It also has become a day to acknowlege the Irish people and those of Irish herritage (especialy politicans) and the affects the Irish had in the world, especially in the USA. So drink up - moderatly !  goodvibes 
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:00 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
Nice to see someone getting the flag right! I don't know how many incorrect flags I've seen today. And these people are proclaming their Irishness????

I did a little bit of research before posting a pic of the flag.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/ireland/flag.shtml

I know the Irish Flag is a tri-color (like the French and Italian flags) so I wanted to make sure it was displayed properly. As for myself, I've never really proclaimed being Irish, although my maternal grandmother's dad was from Ireland.

The History Channel had some programs which showed how Irish Immigrants and their descendants had an influence upon the way of life here, after settling in America. It was very interesting, indeed.

The Empire State Building will have green lighting on March 18, as well.

http://www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfm

Good Day  

Russell

[Edited 2007-03-18 06:04:52]
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:14 pm

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 23):
I know the Irish Flag is a tri-color (like the French and Italian flags) so I wanted to make sure it was displayed properly.

Most of the plastic flags on sale (probaby made in China) are the wrong shape. They look like the Italian flag with orange instead of red, which is wrong. The Irish flag is of completely different proportions: ie twice as long as it is tall, as it says in the link. All the cheap ones on sale get this completely wrong, and people generally don't seem to realise this. All they have to do is cut off a strip from the top or bottom and they would be correct. At least Aer Lingus get it right on their planes.

However, that is nothing compared to what the Irish postal service did last year when they printed their annual Paddy's Day cards: the colours were the wrong way around, which happens to be the flag of Sierra Leone! They cost tens of thousands of euro and had to be all pulped.
 
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:18 pm

A good present for the Irish at the World cup.Beat Pakistan.Surprise Upset.

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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:31 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 22):
Sadly, St. Patrick's day in the USA and elsewhere has become too much a day of excessive drinking

Sadly? Are you a woman or something?  Wink
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RE: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:04 pm

Well, this one will be remembered as when Ireland discovered that they got a cricket team to reckon with.
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