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First a few quick reminders about the weekend...
  • Irish Breakfast starts at 9AM on Sunday, March 17th - enjoy eggs, rashers (bacon), bangers (sausage), cottage fried potatoes, beans, 'n soda bread
  • Our Famous Corned Beef 'n Cabbage dinner is available both Saturday and Sunday
  • The hoolie gets in full effect when DJ Lolly starts crankin' up tunes at 11AM
  • The inside bar and patio bar will be open and servin' a full menu of beverages
  • Irish Dancers will be here entertainin' us in the mid/late afternoon
  • The weather is lookin' great for the whole weekend - come join us on the best patio in Johnson County!
Did ya know....St. Patrick first came to Ireland when he was kidnapped from his native Britain and brought to Ireland as a slave by Irish pirates. He eventually escaped and made it back to Britain, but 'twas during his time in Ireland as an enslaved shepherd that he grew in his faith.
Ordained in Britain, he eventually returned to Ireland as a missionary - seeking to convert the very folk that had kidnapped and enslaved him.
To make his point about the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), St. Patrick used the ever-present shamrock - explaining that the three leaves were part of a singular whole.  And that's why - a three-leaf shamrock is an Irish symbol, but a four-leaf clover is not Irish at all.  Tis something else someone made up about a thousand years later in the 15th century.
'N what about the snakes you ask?  Well, 'tis true there are no snakes on the Emerald Isle and the long told legend is that St. Patrick banished all the snakes from the island.  While science tells us that there never were snakes there ever since glaciers carved it from the seas, 'tis a proper metaphor if ya consider snakes as a symbol of evil or pagan beliefs.
St. Patrick is believed to have died on March 17th, meaning his holy day and our day of revelry is actually one of mourning.  So this St. Paddy's Day, raise a pint to the dear old man hisself and thank him for saving all those souls in 5th century Ireland and makin' it possible for us to have such a grand holiday every spring.
How 'bout a walk down memory lane -- a few of our faves from the past...
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~~~~~  Final Words for Family 'n Friends ~~~~~
Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!
(Happy St. Paddy's Day!)
Paddy O'Quigley's