Saint PatrickSaint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland but
was born in Wales about 385AD. His given name wa Maewyn and until the age of 16 he considered himself a pagan. At that age,
he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his 6 years of captivity he became
closer to God and when he escaped he went Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain. During his training at
the monastery he became aware that his calling was to convert pagans to Christianity. He returned to Ireland to win converts
among the pagans with the churches title of second bishop to Ireland. He traveled throughout Ireland converting the pagans
to Christianity and established monasteries, schools and churches. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years before he
retired to County Down and died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as Saint Patrick's Day ever since. You
can find the paper Greeting Cards that celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by clicking Saint Patrick's Day Cards.
Folk LoreSome of the lore of Saint Patrick is the belief he
raised people from the dead. He was also known to have given
a sermon on a hill top that drove the snakes from Ireland
Saint Patrick's Day TraditionsOne Saint Patrick's Day traditional icons is the shamrock.
It is a bona fide Irish folk tale of how Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in
his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the entity. His
followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on Saint Patrick's Day.
American Saint Patrick's Day CelebrationsThe Saint Patrick's Day custom came to America
in 1737. That was the first year Saint Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in the USA and was celebrated in Boston.
Note: Saint Patrick's Day was originally a Catholic holy day but it has evolved into
more of a secular holiday celebrating anything Irish, even the Orange of the protestants.
Irish Song Lyrics To "Danny Boy"
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling ‘Tis you, ‘tis you must go and I must bide.
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone,
and all the flowers are dying
But come ye back when
summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
‘Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place
where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace
until you come to me.
Saint Patrick's Day & Irish Sayings
May the road rise up to meet you!
May the wind be always at your back!
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain!
May the rain fall softly upon your fields!
May thesun shine warm upon your face!
Top of the mornin' to you... And the rest of the day to 'me self!
May there always be work for you to do!
May your purse always hold a coin or two!
May the sun always shine on your window pane!
May the hand of a friend always be near you!
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!
Erin Go Braugh (Ireland forever)!
Caddylak Maxy's Texas Irish Stew Recipe(Servings: 3 Irish
Texans or 6 regular Irish folks!)
6 lg. Onions cut in wedges
5 lg. Carrots cut in thick slices
1 ½ lb. Sirlion steak
1 lg. Jalapeno
dice in small pieces
6 lg. Potatoes
Salt and Pepper
Heat oil in a large saucepan. Soften onions in oil. Add carrots and cook for several minutes. Cut steak into ½ inch cubes
and add to onions & carrots. Wash, peel and slice potatoes and add to pot . Pour in water and add some salt and pepper.
Bring the whole lot to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer on a low heat until all vegetables are tender.
For those who prefer
thick stew two tablespoons of flour can be added with a little water to thicken the broth. Heat through until thickened and
serve piping hot.