Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

In honor of the one day of the year -- this Sunday -- when everyone is Irish, I present you with a collection of many things Irish:

The song "Irish Rover," performed here by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

A cross-world fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay -- it's awesome and you should read it

Plus, here are some more Ireland-themed books if you're interested

A little bit of Irish step dance

A curse to use on the next person who pisses you off

May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the Hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope.

And in parting, a St. Patrick's Day blessing

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

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