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Old 17 March 2006, 16:21   #11
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I’m confused cos St Patrick was a Brit so why is it an Irish celebration
You should have been in Chicago last weekend - you would think it was an American celebration - possibly more people wearing green on the streets of chicago last Sat that there will be in the whole of ireland this weekend. Noone can explain to me why they got the weekend wrong!
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Old 19 March 2006, 02:37   #12
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It is a bit of an international festival Polwart; a Welshman started it all by getting on the wrong boat in the Irish Sea (may be an ancestor of the great Rogue Wave himself!) but the Americans turned it into a big Fest.

Great weekend here too BTW. Men in kilts, Irish dancing, Irish Stew and Colcannon... oh and the Guinness : all in Pompey.

Crowned by a Big Victory at Twickers (sorry Shooz )

Oh and the Model Boat Race which was brill !

Even gArf is Oirish on St. Paddy's Day. When we went to the trouble of sending him a Happy Paddy's Day message he thanked us politely and said

'Hoo de fuk iz pady'

I've no idea what that means?

Hope the hosses did well at Cheltenham Sir Mark!

We'll push the boat out today to crown a top Paddy's weekend!

Go mbeirimíd beo ag an am seo arís!

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