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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May everyone have a great St. Patrick’s Day!


And as it’s also the Feast of St. Gertrude, patron saint of cats, here’s a couple of kitty-themed Irish drinking songs to enjoy 😀


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Irish Proverb – One-liner Wednesday

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse. – Irish proverb

Part of One-liner Wednesday:

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Laughter the best medicine – The Irish View on Life.

Haha! This probably goes a long way in explaining my boyfriend’s sense of humor (he’s Irish).

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I have to mention that my husband is Irish and his father is one of the finest raconteurs of jokes and stories, Irish or otherwise. My own mother’s family originated from County Cork.. in Ireland, Cork men have been the butt of many a joke as have those poor souls from Kerry. The Irish have a long and revered history but they have also endured dark times. And I have little doubt that it is there wonderful sense of humour and their ability to take the mick out of themselves that make them so universally liked.

We had been married about 17 years before we returned for several years to live in Ireland. I had visited many times of course to visit my in-laws but had never been fully immersed in the culture or the sense of fun.

I remember coming out of the Shelbourne Hotel in St.Stephen’s Green in…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

A little humor for your St. Patrick’s Day enjoyment.


And an Irish blessing or two to round it off:


Disclaimer: all photos were found on Pinterest