Saturday, 17 March is
St Patrick’s Day
It belongs to all of us. So let us celebrate together
Whether you are from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, The Middle East or Russia. C’mon in, the craic is mighty!!!
You can’t get much further away from Ireland but Sydney’s St Patrick’s Day Flash Mob certainly know how to mark the occasion.
And what would St Patrick’s Day be without a wee taste of East Belfast and Van Morrison playing Star of The County Down with the Chieftains, including the enigmatic late Derek Bell on piano.
For all my friends in Norwich – The Saw Doctors. Turn it up loud and pogo. Can there be a better way to end a Party? Apologies to the great bard, Robbie Burns, but Auld Lang Sang isn’t half as much fun.
HAPPY PADDY’S DAY EVERYONE
Eddie Jones, prepare to have your arse kicked
You have embarrassed my Australian and English cousins but come Saturday evening, when we have won the Six Nations, the Triple Crown and a Grand Slam, …….. we will forgive you.
We have seen a moving Nuala with the Hula, a dancing Lady Liberty, heard Molly Malone and now, Mount Rushmore does Bohemian Rhapsody!!!
Mount Rushmore, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, depicts the faces of four US Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Doane Robinson had the original idea for a monument as a means of developing and promoting tourism in the area. The granite monument was sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, between 1927 and 1939.
Many Americans can trace their family origins back to Europe and American Presidents are no different. George Washington’s Great Grandfather was from Essex in England. However, he also had Dutch, French and Irish ancestors. Thomas Jefferson’s mother was from Tower Hamlets in London but he was also of West Indian descent. Although Theodore Roosevelt had predominately Dutch ancestry, he also had a Great, Great, Grandfather from Scotland and another from Donegal in Ireland. Abraham Lincoln’s roots have been traced back to Norfolk in England but it is believed he also had, Dutch and Scots-Irish ancestry.
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