...because after March 15th and then the 16th comes the 17th, and having been to Dublin again last year I can only begin to imagine the celebrations in the city today.
This was the wonderful view as I left Irish shores after those fantastic Bloomsday celebrations...
I had no idea until Steve Roud's book The English Year informed me, that legend would have it that St Patrick had been responsible for banning all snakes from Ireland and had used...
'...the shamrock to explain the doctrine of the Trinity to doubting heathens.'
I am hoping Rocky's shamrock will put in an appearance again this year,
He is currently putting all his efforts into a wonderful little display of daffs, bless him.
And a huge thank you for all your lovely thoughts and sharings in comments yesterday.
We popped in to see the Tinker and he has been as moved as I was by all your kind words....we did big (((hugs))) and then decided to treat ourselves to a Cornish pasty..the chips were Bookhound's idea and a very good one it was too.
So Happy St Patrick's to anyone who can claim the merest hint of Irish ancestry, and even if you can't have a little jig anyway, you deserve it. We have some Maguires in the dim distant past so I'm sure we are in, though when you hear about my most recent Irish geography blooper, you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise...
Did anyone else think the Isle of Aran was off...er... oh dear...I am so embarrassed about this ...Scotland??