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Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig

Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:43 pm

to anyone who choses to celebrate. Have a great day.
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Postby Matt2 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:37 pm

Will celebrate with one of these tonight :D

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A Toast to St. Patrick

Postby Wendy » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:38 pm

A Toast to St. Patrick

Saint Patrick was a gentleman
Who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland.
Here's toasting to his health.

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Cheers,
Wendy

(I am sure there are better toast's to be had; it is just one that has been said at least once or twice in my family.)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:59 pm

Looking forward (not!) to madness in Montreal. Amateur night! Maybe I'll just go to bed early.

Enjoy the day, y'all! (Irish expression.) Especially those of Irish heritage, which on the day, of course, means everyone.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:42 pm

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. However not much of it is actually substantiated.

Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:30 pm

Matt Page wrote:Will celebrate with one of these tonight :D

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A whole bottle! Remember, it's cask strength...
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:58 pm

Whoops, forgot to buy a bottle of Irish for tonight. I'll toast St Patrick with a glass of Ardbeg instead, they must be the closest to Ireland. After all on a clear day you can see it!

Cheers and céad míle fáilte

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Postby Aidan » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:51 pm

Paul A Jellis wrote:Whoops, forgot to buy a bottle of Irish for tonight. I'll toast St Patrick with a glass of Ardbeg instead, they must be the closest to Ireland. After all on a clear day you can see it!

Cheers and céad míle fáilte

Paul


Ardbeg is a good whisky no matter what day it is, so it's always a suitable choice.

Thanks for the welcomes!
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Postby Photon » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:59 pm

Raised a pint of Mcmenamin's Dry Irish Stout off the Nitro tap at lunch today.

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Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:00 pm

Sampling Tyrconnell SM Irish Whisky as I keyboard. Musky P.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:23 pm

Paul A Jellis wrote:Whoops, forgot to buy a bottle of Irish for tonight. I'll toast St Patrick with a glass of Ardbeg instead, they must be the closest to Ireland. After all on a clear day you can see it!

Cheers and céad míle fáilte

Paul


Good question. The Kildalton neighbors would be closer. Maybe Bladnoch, too. Have to get out the map.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:49 pm

I think Springbank or Glen Scotia are the nearest distilleries to Ireland.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:46 pm

I think Springbank or Glen Scotia are the nearest distilleries to Ireland.


And I think your right, perhaps I should have said Ardbeg is the closest distillery to Ireland out of the all the bottles I have in the cupboard.

Anyway, St Georges Day next, so who is closest to England? Is that Bladnoch?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:13 am

I can't find a really good map at the moment, but it looks as though Campbeltown is closer to the Irish coast than Port Ellen and the Kildaltons, but not by as much as you might think.

The English are working on their own distillery--let them wait. I doubt the Welsh folks at Penderyn are of any more a mind to help them celebrate St George's Day than the Scots.
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