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"Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig"

Saint Patrick's Day's Blessings! Go mbeannaí Dia atá dhaoibh is sin go bhfuil dilís daoibh ar Lá Fhéile Pádraig breá seo!! However you want to say it, have a good one.
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Re: "Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig"

Enjoy your day Craig. We had our celebration on Saturday. A lot of empty Guinness bottles could be found on Sunday morning.

"How the Irish Became White"

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Re: "Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig"


St Patrick dies on this date.  Why would you celebrate a death ??



Re: "How the Irish Became White"

This has nothing to do with my clan as my family has never been Catholic and came over in 1749 as "Blue Stocking Presbyterians" and settled in central Pennsylvania. Never would own other people, and fought with George Washington to oust the tyrants. No white guilt here and proud of my Scottish-Irish-German heritage.

You might want to peddle your race baiting piece somewhere else.

Re: "Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig"

I don't. I celebrate my Celtic heritage. My Scottish family spent 150 years in Ulster, and then came to America in 1749. It's as good of a day to celebrate my ancestry as any. I don't think that there is a St. Andrew's Day in Scotland. Ever see the movie Braveheart? Some of my family were there chopping the Saxons to pieces.

Re: "How the Irish Became White"

Even Catholic Irish were relatively welcome until the flood that came from the potato famine. Similar to the resistance that developed with all large migrations.


Maternal Grandfather's family were Presbyterians from Ulster who emigrated around the same time. Although given that the natives were throwing bricks at them when they pulled out of the harbor I'm not sure they exactly considered themselves Irish.

Re: "How the Irish Became White"

The War Nerd is worth having on your favorites. Lengthy.



"But the real test came on July 12, 1872. There was a huge non-event that day, and every July 12 ever after, on the streets of New York. The Orange Parade was called off on account of chicken**bleep**ness.

It was, as I said, one of the few times in human history that a mob got the right people. And made its point, and made it stick. Of course they had to pay a disproportionate price, but their whole wretched lives were a disproportionate price, and part of driving home the “disproportionate” part of that equation is being willing to die, and to kill, when they shove it in your **bleep**ing face a little too blatantly and often. In a way, July 12, 1871 was almost like the comic-opera overture for the verdict pronounced by Padraig Pearse, the beautiful and horrible sentence that defined 20th century warfare: “Victory will go, not to those who can inflict the most, but to those who can endure the most.”