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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY - MARCH I7TH
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Videos of traditional Irish receipe for St Patricks Day HERE ARE SOME GREAT RECIPES FOR ST PAT'S DAY, CLICK ON THE VIDEO CLIPS, YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, REMEMBER -MARCH 17TH EVERYONE IS IRISH, PLEASE DO JOIN IN, POST YOUR ST PAT CARDS HERE AS WELL,& JOKES, PLACES YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN IRELAND, WE HAVE 2 DAYS TO FILL THIS THREAD, THEN IT CAN BE ARCHIVED LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU ALL POST , LOVE HUGS X WENDY K X & KELLY CATS XXXX

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PS.    -I MEANT 2 DAYS TILL ST PAT'S DAY, AND THIS THREAD CAN BE ARCHIVED ON THE 18TH, SO SHORT TIME FOR SOME JOKES, AND GREAT GRAPHICS, FUN, FUN, FUN . 

NOW AFTER ME " IF YOUR IRISH COME INTO THE PARLOUR, 

THERES A WELCOME THERE FOR YOU, 

IF YOUR NAME IS > 

Videos of WORDS TO IF YOUR IRISH SONG
OH GROAN HE HE HE
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Q: What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick's Day? A: St. O'Claus!
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Q: Are people jealous of the Irish? A: Sure, they're green with envy!

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Q: What would you get if you crossed Quasimodo with an Irish football player? A: The Halfback of Notre Dame!

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Q: Why did the leprechaun stand on the potato? A: To keep from falling in the stew! 



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Oh boy it is going to be one good St Patrick's Day
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Italy v England (© AP Photo)

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Italy v England (© AP Photo)

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KELLY COAT OF ARMS ABOVE, AND KELLY IRISH TARTAN BELOW

                       

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happy st Patricks day Wendy and Sandi Cheryl Barb Lynn Angel Sue Dot Les and anyone i missed

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St. Patrick’s Day
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day

                                    

                                                     

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Parades, Festivals and Events celebrating St. Patrick, Ireland and the Irish heritage are upon us. At www.StPatricksDay.com we have provided the most comprehensive Parade and Pub searches available along with an abundance of information on the History of St. Patrick and this Holiday. We hope you enjoy our website and wish everyone a Happy 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day.

http://www.stpatricksday.com/

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what you would see, were you watching the St Pat Parade in Dublin
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Festival Parade

For the first time in its history, using Ireland’s commemorative era as inspiration, St. Patrick’s Festival has created a three-year theme and narrative for the Festival Parade. The thematic journey of ‘Past, Present and Future’ will be explored respectively in the periods 2014, 2015 and 2016.

This year’s Festival Parade theme, ‘Let’s Make History’, draws on the ‘Past’ and is the first step on this exciting, creative journey. In 2015 the Festival will explore the ‘Present’, and in 2016, the ‘Future’, when the Festival will pose the question, ‘who do we aspire to be in the next 100 years’?

For 2014, Ireland’s leading pageant companies will bring the theme to life in their own inimitable style, with music from international and Irish marching bands providing the uplifting soundtrack.

Have a look below at the eight pageant companies that will feature in this years Parade - they have been working on these creations, since the theme was set in late 2013 - we can't wait to see them brought to life!

THE BATTLE OF CLONTARF – 1000 YEARS ON BY SPRAOI{pagName}

Even though it was a thousand years ago, who would your allegiance lie with - the King of Dublin and his assorted reinforcements from Scotland and the Isle of Man and other Viking strongholds?

Or would you support that King of the Culchies, Brian Boru, all the way up from Killaloe? It’s a tough decision for true Dubliners to make. Leinster and Munster, blue and red, land and sea - Spraoi have taken inspiration from all these opposing ideas, interweaving them to mark the millennium anniversary of this battle, for control of the prize, that is Dublin!


THE MERMAN’S TALE BY INISHOWEN CARNIVAL GROUP{pagName}

Taking inspiration from the traditional Irish story “The Merman’s Tale” in which a fisherman meets a merman, and discovers that the merman has trapped the souls of shipwrecked sailors in lobster pot cages under the sea. The fisherman outwits the merman, swims down to the lobster pots and sets the souls free.

The pageant will feature 100 performers from across Inishowen and Donegal, including wave dancers, a huge merman puppet, the merman’s house and a lighthouse, signifying hope as the souls are set free.


WHAT THE OSTRICH SEES… BY BRIGHTER FUTURES{pagName}

Beckett’s work brought Irish writing to the cutting edge of world literature, and the inspiration for this pageant comes from a quote from his novel Murphy: “Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.” 

Through this interpretation, the audience will experience elements of Beckett’s philosophy, his fascination for music hall, his love of slapstick comedy and his dark sense of humour, making his work more accessible to the teenage participants in the Parade, the spectators and to a wider audience in general.

“What the ostrich sees…” will be a mixture of Beckett’s references to himself, literature, Dante’s character Beatrice, Guardians of Hell, a giant ostrich, music hall’s characters like Josephine Baker and Winnie from his play Happy Days.


LET’S MAKE HISTORY COLOURFUL BY ARTASTIC{pagName}

Artastic, known for colouring urban landscapes with their colourful creations, to >>>

and there's more > (floats you would watch go past)
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, took a look back at our history and often felt it looked a little grey. The Artastic artists imagined what would happen if they could go back through history books and add colour and carnival to some of Ireland’s history.

They set off with their fabric, paint and performers, to add some colour and fun to Celtic Ireland and the myths that seem to be embossed into the history of the Bronze and Iron Age in Ireland.


THE WHEELS OF TIME BY CITY FUSION{pagName}

The heart of the pageant is the ‘Master of Time’, directing the world from the top of his enormous spinning wheel of fortune. He is himself is part superhuman, animal, ordinary man and king, ruling over the transformation of humanity through time and space.

The pageant will unfold from past to future, encountering characters, either historical or fictional, famous or forgotten - all celebrating in a frantic trance, the day of carnival where no rules of power apply anymore.


THE CELTIC TIGER BY DOWTCHA{pagName}

Fadó, fadó in Éireann lived a powerful creature called the Celtic Tiger. The tiger cast an enchantment over the people, tempting them with promises of wealth and luxury. Everyone begged, borrowed and stole to be near the strong and beautiful tiger.

Luckily, the Tiger’s powers couldnot enchant the innocent. Artists, musicians and children saw through the disguise and gathered an army of fun to banish the Tiger. They hunted down the tiger and chased it into the sea, making sure it was gone for good, and then the people awoke from their enchantment.


HISTORY OF LOVE BY MACNAS{pagName}

‘Through breath, through steel, through bravewilled tears, I am ferociously inclined to love you.’ Macnas’s pageant is based on the History of Love - opening with the mistress of song, herald love through the ages, followed by her troupe of engineers, conjuring up the elixir for love.

Behind them is the sun, an age-old representation of amour, and in its shadow The God of Love, followed by Vulcan Drummers and an alchemical queen, who celebrate love through the ages.


EX-CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL BY BUÍ BOLG BY BUÍ BOLG{pagName}

This year, the creative response to the theme this year, is inspired by the Natural History Museum in Dublin City. The costumes and floats will reflect the natural world, the people who collected the specimens for the museum and the specimens themselves!

Over 100 performers will bring to life butterflies, jellyfish and dinosaur skeletons all moving amongst the giant books and specimen jars.

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Love all the history here - thanks - Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all as well - going to try and get here daily -

LISTEN TO THE STORY OF BRIAN BORU, GREAT MUSIC
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