Thursday, March 17, 2005


St. Paddy's Day in a small University down is the drunken equivalent of... well... a drunken party that lasts all day. It is a time to wear green (in my case, my authentic Guinness shirt bought in Ireland), a time to drink some Irish beer (a pint of Kilkenny with dinner, which evidently tastes better from a tap in Kilkenny city), and a time to reminisce. For me specifically, a time to reminisce about my trip to Ireland last summer:

a lovely Guinness poster in a pub in Galway city:

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a stormy Connemara - the savage beauty of Irish terrain:

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me in front of Kilkenny castle:

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breath-taking 300+ meter tall Cliffs of Moher. Pictures can't do it justice. It's an entirely unique experience to stand there and feel so absolutely insignificant:

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and now, I think it's time for another pint.

Here's to a long life and a merry one,
A quick death and an easy one,
A cute guy and an honest one,
A cold pint - and another one!

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At 4:01 PM , Blogger Chorna said...

Hehe. I like the little sonets :) (ok not quite but they do rhyme. May as well)

Happy St Patrick's Day :)

At 2:14 PM , Blogger Dave said...

I hit Failte, Huether and a couple other places that night... whew...

At 1:59 PM , Blogger Joanna said...

nice :) I was supposed to go to Mussilini's for the Rembering Paddy O'Flaherty's party - but I didn't end up going. Paddy's was one of the only bars I actually liked in Waterloo, I miss it.

At 7:40 PM , Blogger Ian Edwards said...

Even though I live so close to Ireland I've never managed to find a time (or spending money) to get there!...Doesn't stop me celebrating St Patricks Day though obviously :)

Hope you had a nice day!


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