Badges, Shamrocks and Going Green for St Patrick’s Day.Update of an earlier post.
Originally posted on A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND:
A bowl of ‘Shamrock‘ on a restaurant table in Adare, Co. Limerick this week
St. Patrick’s Day…When half the world turns green and the other half is out parading – or so it seems! Airports, rivers, waterfalls, tourist features, buildings, beer and people the world over – all in green livery for the ‘big day’. From Pyramids to Google Doodles– they are all ‘at it’! But, it is far from all of this that we were reared!
This little 3 leafed plant looks like the Shamrock that we used to pick for St Patrick’s Day. It grew tight to the ground and was difficult to pick the little sprigs.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in my small village in Donegal were traditionally simple. Apart from obligatory Mass and school being closed, nothing else much happened. I have tried to recall the events of a typical St Patrick’s Day…
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