This is one of my favorite songs about Ireland and we are a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick was probably an ass hole. He supposedly ran the snakes out of Ireland, but there really never were any snakes there. He may have run the various pagan religions out, which is probably how he got to be a saint. He lived about the fifth century. There have been intense political struggles there during the last century. They also had the armed struggle of the IRA.
While most people celebrate with green shamrocks, the better symbol is the starry plough (see picture below).
To celebrate this grand holiday people have often drunk themselves into a stupor. We don’t have to get stinking drunk, but that is an option. People often go to their favorite bars since the Irish are known for their drinking and there are a lot of Irish bars in the US. Ireland has a lot of bars but they don’t have to label them Irish since they are already in Ireland.
Many people in the US drink green beer (beer with green dye in it). Some people drink Irish beers such as Guinness Stout. Then there are our favorite specialty drinks, such as the Irish car bomb.
Irish Car Bomb:
Put 1/2 Baileys Irish Cream and ½ Irish whiskey in a shot glass.
1 pint glass Guinness Stout.
Drop the shot glass in the Guinness Stout.
Then drink it down.