Growing up in St. Paul as a Flaherty, we did participate from time to time in the St. Paul St. Patrick's Day parade and watch the Gaelic events. I think we may have had a traditional familiy corned beef and cabbage dinner once or twice too. Whether as a spectator or walker, it was fun to watch the celebration of our heritage. The Irish dancing and music are a unique cultural experience, though I doubt my hair would have ever held those tight ringlets.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share some fun Minnesota Irish websites. Enjoy!
- Meet St. Patrick
- History of Irish in Minnesota
- Irish Songs and their lyrics
- Irish Recipes
- St. Paul St. Pat's
- St. Patrick's Day Online Games
- The Irish Gazette
- Official Government Website of Ireland
And here is the chorus of my favorite Irish song:
When Irish eyes are smiling, sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.
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