A Happy St Paddy's Day to all my fellow micks and mostly micks out there. Here's hoping you don't hear those wretched pseudo Irish songs 'Danny Boy' or 'Tooralooraloora'.
A little trivia for any Toronto area micks: Prior to the arrival of the famine Irish in '47, the Irish Catholics and Protestants of the area actually got along, and even formed a charitable organization called the Pan Ireland Association, the main function of which was to have a feast on this day. The feast was, by all accounts, a bender of truly epic proportions. The toasts would go on for hours, and included an ironic toast to the founder of the Irish Temperance Movement.
So, a Happy St Pat's to all. Celebrate your Irishness as you please, but also take time to remember there was a man, a great and holy man who went by the name of Padraig, behind it.