General Chat Thread, Happy St Patrick's Day Y'all! in General; Happy St Patrick's Day to you all! Pints of Guinness all round!
In tribute of today, only Irish related bands ...
17th March 2011, 10:07 AM #1
Happy St Patrick's Day Y'all!
Happy St Patrick's Day to you all! Pints of Guinness all round!
In tribute of today, only Irish related bands will be played on my iPod today (with Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys at the top of the play list). And I'll sink a couple of pints of the black stuff later too.
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17th March 2011, 10:09 AM #2
...and Mrs Brown's Boys on the iPlayer...
17th March 2011, 10:27 AM #3
Had The Wolfe Tones on repeat all day
17th March 2011, 10:31 AM #4
The English seems to celebrate St Patricks day more than St Georges day!
I should imagine there will be a few hangovers tomorrow.
17th March 2011, 10:36 AM #5
It's a bit of a shame we don't celebrate St Georges day s much as St Patrick's Day. Looking in pub windows this morning on the way to work, they all have banners, Irish flags, 4 leaf clovers etc. Most of them do sod all for St Georges Day.
My theory is that if somehow a connection between St Georges Day and a "drink of choice" for the day could be created, it would take off and be celebrated a lot more! When I think of St Patrick's Day, I think of Guinness.
17th March 2011, 10:48 AM #6
A good few St Paddy's days ago my mother in law, lovely lady from Belfast, had been celebrating the day and had come to see the kids, my youngest boy would have been about 7 was asking her about his heritage...
'Granny, as you're from Ireland and my mum's half you then am I a bit Irish?'
You have to imagine broad Belfast accent and paddy's day fuelled enthusiasm..' Oh Yes!'
'What about..' and he went through all his brothers and sisters to be answered with a resounding
'Oh Yes!' getting steadily louder and happier.
'What about Daddy?'
I was stood in the next room doing something...
'He's just an English Pig!!!' at the top of her voice....
well I thought it was funny.
Anyway, today I will be listening to the Pogues and watching the Boondock Saints....
Happy Paddy's Day
17th March 2011, 10:49 AM #7
@Rawns: Excaclty. Today is marketed by Guiness. All the pubs and off licneses get sent all the bunting, flyers, posters etc by guiness. Ive got an awesome collection of guinness paraphanerlia I collected over my years working in the Off license during my student years.
17th March 2011, 10:53 AM #8
Guinness is my favourite, but i notice in Australia its expensive! Well to be fair it is carted around the world.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
17th March 2011, 10:59 AM #9
There are a handful of breweries around the world. Off the top of my head, I think they are Russia, USA, Spain.. Will need to check wikipedia..
But aye, alcohol is expensive over here full stop even the local brew. I had hoped it would curtail my drinking, its just costing me more money instead
17th March 2011, 11:01 AM #10
I was always told that Nigerian brewed Guinness was considered the best.
17th March 2011, 11:01 AM #11
Face down in the gutter won't admit defeat, with his clothes all soiled and black.
He's a big strong lad with a child's might, won't you take his booze away. Oi! Oi! Oi!
2 Thanks to Fatmas:
akidosaint (17th March 2011), Rawns (17th March 2011)
17th March 2011, 11:03 AM #12
When i went to the factory tour, they said it was only brewed in Dublin. That was about 6 years ago though....
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
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17th March 2011, 11:07 AM #13
Originally Posted by FN-GM
17th March 2011, 11:08 AM #14
to be fair it just shows how fickle some people are (not here, i mean in general).
"i'll only celebrate a saints day if its associated with booze". born and raised in england but you won't celebrate st. george because its just a day, but st. patrick is fine to celebrate because alcohol is associated.
it's like saying i know i should really mark the 11/11 with two minutes silence, but f**k it, it's only associated with people dying, its got nothing to do with a pint of lager.
17th March 2011, 11:10 AM #15
Just looking at Wikipedia it says its blended with orther beers outside Dublin.
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