Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Are you wearing green today?

Do you make a special Irish dish to serve for dinner on this day?

Do you have a favorite Irish saying?

Have you ever been to Ireland?

Do you have any Irish relatives?

Have you ever attended a céilis? Céilis are held in large towns and country districts where young and old enjoy group dances.

We’ll be having corned beef and cabbage tonight along with some Guinness. I’m thinking I should try a good Irish stew recipe soon, too.

From 2008 at Fado an Irish Pub in downtown Seattle…

An Old Celtic Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you –
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

 Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

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12 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. I think I may have some Irish blood running in the veins. But I had never made Corned Beef before last year and I tried a rather non traditional recipe…my hubby loved it. So I”ll make that today and hopefully some Irish Soda Bread, which I’ve never made. Now all I have to do is remember how to cook the cabbage since I don’t do the meat traditionally….hmmm, can’t remember what I did. I’m not a beer lover unless it’s something really dark….that Guinness looks like it might fit. OOOO….wonder if there is a recipe for cooking cabbage in beer….wonder what that would do???? :o) Off to party with a friend in the city first….hmmmm, something green to wear. If we get crazy maybe we’ll go find the big parade…it’s supposed to rank in the top 10 in the country. Have a grand day!

  2. May the luck o’ the Irish be with you, Ellen! :o) I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland. My hubby & I love the UK, but we’ve not yet been to Ireland… must remedy that one! This date is most special to us as we were marred 11 years ago to–yes, on St. Pat’s Day! And no, neither of us have Irish heritage… it just worked out that way. ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

  3. Ellen,

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too! We haven’t done much in our family, but I have been thinking I should start doing something Irish to remember the saint servant of God.

  4. No Irish blood flowing in these veins…and no, I have never been to Ireland. But I would love to visit one day! I have my shamrock on the table and we’ll think of all our Irish friends today. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  5. Happy St Patrick’s Day Ellen. Some of my family has Irish roots so I’ll wear something green to celebrate this day with them.
    I’d love to visit Ireland some day.

  6. Yes, I do have an Irish ancestor-he graduated from the University of Dublin before he emigrated west. No, I haven’t been to Ireland, but it’s on my list. Since it’s my special day, we’re going to stop by Brendan’s the new Irish pub in town for an early dinner today.

  7. I made my Irish meal a little early so today we’ll just pretend. I did note on the morning news they made Irish Icecream and Irish Banana Bread .. .so maybe I’ll try those. Happy St. Patricks Day Ellen.

  8. Did you know that there was also a Green Beer made just for St. Patrick’s Day? Last year my niece decided that we had to all celebrate with green beer.

  9. We salute our Irish ancestors: Bernie has a multi great grandfather Sullivan who fought in the Revolutionary War. My Irish ancestors (my Dad’s mother’s family) came over after the Potato Famine: Brosnan, Mears, and Roach are my ancestors. I am proud of my great grandfather Cornelius J. Brosnan of Springfield MA, an inventor who patented the paper clip.

    Dreaminng of a trip to the Old Country…our daughter and my parent’s have gone, but not I as of yet.

    The picture of the corned beef and all from the restaurant?
    That was exactly what we had for St. Pat dinner, as usual each year, and soda bread as well.
    Gotta have it or it just isn’t St. Pat’s day.

    Most folks shy from making corned beef as it can cook tough. I use a pressure cooker and the meat comes out fork tender. I wound up with two pressure cookers to keep up with St. Patrick Day family and party demands over the years!

  10. Jill, I wonder who you are. My name is Cornelius Mears Rose (Niel), age 79. My G father was Cornelius J Brosnan, My mother was Madeline Brosnan/Dustin/Rose. !/2 Brother Carl, 1/2 Sisters Marsha and Murial Dustin. My mother is burried in Alameda, Ca. We were estranged from the family, and I never knew any of them well.. G father Cornelius was an anti semite, as was his employer, Henery Ford, and my father was Jewish, The Mears family is related to the Ford Family. Cornelius J. disowned my mother, and cut us out of our inheritance, even though I carry the families name, Cornelius and Mears. I knew Aunt Flossy, and Dr. Foote.
    My mother took me to watch the Rose Parade every year. My Daughter Amber Rose has been into Ancestry . Com, and knows the history of the Mears and Brosnan families. I have six children, with my wife Honey Oliver Walsworth Rose. Sterling, Golden. Faith, William, Hope, and Maximillian. Daughter Amber is from Jeaan Alice Colon.

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