"Top O' The Mornin'
O' Ireland isn't it grand you look
Like a bride in her rich adornin'
And with all the pent-up love of my heart
I bid you the top o' the mornin'!
May your day be blessed
with all you're wishin' for.
May your fields be full o' shamrocks
and your roads be paved with gold.
And may the angels o' Ireland
Watch o'er you forever and a day.
May love and laughter light your days,
And warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and joy bless your world,
And may all life's passing seasons,
Bring the best to you and yours.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th
Although not a national holiday in North America, March 17th is recognized in many communities. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. Almost all businesses, with the exception of restaurants and pubs, close. Being a religious holiday as well, many attend mass, where it is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries throughout the world.
St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland who is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works, the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians. The actual death of St. Patrick is unknown. One account says that St. Patrick died at Saul, Ireland, on March 17, 461 A.D. and was buried in Downpatrick. Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey.
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Kiss Me...I'm Irish
An Irish Cheer
Happy St. Pat's Day
An Irish Blessing
Luck of The Irish
Irish Tunes and Dance
~ "Bits O' History" ~
You can find throughout the site
~ Other Links ~
St. Patrick's Life, Prayers, and Legacy
St. Patrick's Festival
Ireland - Government Website
The Irish Times, Ireland's Online Newspaper
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