Wey Hey It’s St Patrick’s Day!

By | March 17, 2006

For everyone out there, like me who doesn’t know the history of St Patrick’s Day, here is a potted version.

Maewyn, the man who was to become St Patrick was born in Wales about AD 386. He nearly didn’t get the position of Bishop of Ireland because he had not attained the required scholarship.

Up until the tender age of 16 he thought of himself as a pagan. He was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders who raided his village. It was during this time in captivity he became closer to God.

After six years of being enslaved he escaped to Gaul. He studied in the monastery there under St Germain the Bishop of Auxerre for 12 years. It was during this time he realised that his calling was to convert Pagans to Christianity.

He adopted the Christian name Patrick and was appointed as second Bishop to Ireland. Patrick was successful at converting people and upset the Celtic Druids. He was arrested on several occasions and managed to escape each time.

His travels throughout Ireland established monasteries, schools and churches across the country. Aiding his conversion of the Irish country to the Christian faith. His mission lasted thirty years. He retired in County Down and died on March 17 in AD 493. Hence St Patrick’s Day to commemorate him.

Folklore has it that he could raise people from the dead. It was also said that he gave a sermon from the top of a hill which drove all the snakes from Ireland. Originally a Catholic holy day it has now become a secular holiday.

The traditional icon of this day is the shamrock. This is said to have come from St Patrick explaining the Trinity using the three leafed shamrock. Representing how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit could exist as separate elements of the same entity. His faithfull followers adopted the wearing of the shamrock on his commemoration day.

The day is celebrated wearing green, parading and of course drinking lots of beer. The largest parades recently have taken place in Dublin, New York City, Manchester, Montreal and Boston. The smallest parade is said to take place at Hot Springs, Arkansas in the US this parade is allegedly less than a single city block. Right, there’s the science bit, I hope it proved interesting.

You didn’t think I would leave this article at that, did you?

I couldn’t stop myself from thinking about Irish beauties and immediately I thought of the Corrs. A whole bunch of talented and beautiful women, I know, I know, there is one guy in the group. But I don’t fancy him. Poor Jim who does the keyboards, guitar and vocals does nothing for me. His sisters on the other hand are HOT.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about here is a picture of the girls I yoinked it from The Corrs Website. Go over there and ogle to your delight.

In order of line up, we have Andrea (yum), Sharon (yum, yum) and Caroline (lickety, lick). Now you all know where I’m coming from and I bet some of you guys and lets not forget the girls, will agree they are 1st class wanking/friging material. I have had many nocturnal encounters with these ladies, Sharon is very good with her tongue :p

Sticking with the theme. I attempted to try and find Irish porn stars on net. My search only turned up one girl. Her name is Tiffany Walker and she seems quite cute. What do you think?

 

And finally, look what I just found.

An Irish I Rabbit, he he.