St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

Cuisine Kathleen is having a sharing of the green party. If you’ve never visited her blog you should because she always has such yummy goodies to share and pretty tables to show. She knows what to put on a plate! For the 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Crawl I’m putting some goodies from the past together.  Thank you, Kathleen.

This little Belleek bowl is about the only thing I have that is Irish and worthy of St. Patrick’s Day. I found it at a thrift store for under $5.00 and thought it was a steal!

The Dear Little Shamrock

by Andrew Cherry

There’s a dear little plant that grows in Ireland.
‘Twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it.
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile.
And a tear from his eyes oft-times wet it.
It grows thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
And it’s called the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant still grows in our land,
Fresh and fair as the daughters of Erin,
Whose smiles can bewitch, and whose eyes can command,
In each climate they ever appear in:
For they shine thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
Just like their own dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant that springs from our soil,
When its three little leaves are extended,
Denotes from the stalk we together should toil,
And ourselves by ourselves be befriended.
And still thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
From one root should branch, like the Shamrock of Ireland.

shamrock ~ In the irish language, this tiny three-leaved -and, with luck, four-leaved – plant is called seamrac or semrach, the diminutive of the word for clover, seamar. Thus shamrock means, literally, “little clover,” which is just what it is.

The Dear Little Shamrock

There’s a dear little plant that grows in our Isle,
Twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it;
And the sun on his labour with pleasure did smile,
And the dew from his eye often wet it.
It shines thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, thro’ the mireland,
And he called it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

Chorus:

The dear little Samrock, the sweet little shamrock,
the dear little, sweet little Shamrock of Ireland.
That dear Ireland.

That dear little plant still grows in our land,
Fresh and fair as the daughters of Erin,
Whose smiles can bewitch, and whose eyes can command,
In each climate they ever appear in.
For they shine thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, thro’ the mireland,
Just like their own dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

CHORUS

That dear little plant that springs from our soil,
When its three little leaves are extended,
Denotes from the stalk we togethr should toil,
And ourselves by ourselves be befriended.
And still thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, thro’ the mireland,
From one root should branch, like the Shamrock of Ireland.

CHORUS

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.

IMGP7563I love Celtic Crosses. This one is from Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

 I will be making Corned Beef and Cabbage this weekend at our son’s place in Eastern Washington. Do you make it this time of year?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

  1. Hi Ellen,

    I love your Belleek pieces! Isn’t that just the prettiest china? Your photo mosaic of Ireland is wonderful, too. Were you there recently? I really love the sweet little embroidered, lace hankies. I purchased a bunch of those for myself and for family and friends when we were in Dublin; I still think they’re so exquisite. 🙂

    Thanks for your visit Ellen; I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Denise

  2. This all looks so festive!!! I hope to try a new corned beef and cabbage casserole on St. Patty’s day. Also will be making our favourite potato soup and soda bread sometime this weekend. I don’t know that song but love the lyrics! Have a great weekend.

  3. I love the shamrock song. Haven’t heard it before. Your celtic cross picture is beautiful. Where is the setting and did you make it?

    I would love to run across a Belleek bowl for $5.oo!!!!

  4. You have a nice collection of greens, I love the Irish linen hankies!
    I won’t be cooking corned beef and cabbage, but we may go out to a
    restaurant for some!
    Happy St. Pat’s Day!
    Katherine

  5. I love Celtic crosses too, so strong. Thanks for putting together this tribute to St. Patrick for the blog crawl. It wouldn’t have been the same without you! I left a comment on the post about your dad and the shingles, but I don’t think it went through. I am finding the ipad is not good for blogging at all!
    Yes, I made a corned beef already and tomorrow we are going to an Irish place for dinner and step dancing. We haven’t seen the kids in 2 months, so this is a good excuse for a day trip. Now they are saying more snow, but we should make it home before it starts. The parade in NYC may be snowy though!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th annual St. Pat’s Bog Crawl! Slainte’!

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