Irish shamrock

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ye!

Oh the many ways you can spend this day…In honor of the day and Irish people, why not have a cuppa Barry’s Gold Label tea as you read some poetry that Ciaran Burns would love by William Butler Yeats; Seamus Heaney; Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill; or Patrick Kavanagh.
     Can’t make it to Pogue Mahone’s? Stop by for a virtual pint at the Guinness web site.
     Want a true taste of Ireland? (Note: It ain’t corned beef!) Visit the FoodIreland.com web site.
     Listen to some music by The Chieftains, Van Morrison, U2, Altan, Clannad, Enya, The Bothy Band, Sharon Shannon, Cherish The Ladies, Great Big Sea, or Sinéad O’Connor
     Learn to speak Irish through Daltaí na Gaeilge and pick up some Irish slang.
     Learn to dance a proper jig.
     Make your own Soda Bread.

In honor of the man whose life we celebrate this day, here is one of his prayers that Eileen Kenny loved dearly:

May you be blessed with the strength of heaven,
The light of the sun and the radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire, The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind, The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth, and the firmness of rock.

Sláinte!