Tuesday 26 September 2017

Would St Patrick drink to festival?

Madam – I would love to know what all this hype about St Patrick's Day has to do with St Patrick?

He came to Ireland decades ago, to put the snakes out of Ireland and bring the faith to Ireland, (he should have gone to Specsavers as most of the two-legged snakes are still here). It was a Holy Day in my time, everyone went to Mass, 'Hail Glorious St Patrick' was the religious hymn and a military parade was held in the afternoon. I have yet to hear anything religious relating to him.

It's now just a silly festive day for drink and stupid shows on the streets of our towns.

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