I had originally planned on sharing with you all an extensive Spew Guide to St. Paddy’s Day, but as I told Niall the other day, proceedings came to an abrupt halt following the “Knacker-Drinking on the Canal” segment. I had genuinely intended on completing it, but, well, I got kind of distracted.
So instead I will gift to you a charmingly precious recount of the Story of St. Patrick, as told by a schoolchild and recorded in a classroom in Dublin during the 1960s. These recordings were collected, remastered and animated by the Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films, and would later become known as “Give Up Yer Aul Sins”. They would also prove that nobody tells a story quite like a Dub does.
Don’t forget that The Begorrathon, as part of Ireland Month, will be ongoing throughout March, and that The Great Irish Care Package will be up for grabs from yours truly for the paltry price of a post celebrating something Irish. Be sure to link to myself here at the Spew, Niall over at The Fluff is Raging, or Cathy at 746 Books for a chance to be in it to win it.
Wherever you are in the world, and however you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I hope you have a good one. As is tradition, I will leave you with these adorably Irish-looking little chaps, and thank Mr. JF Owen for knowing that it is always appropriate to send me Pictures of Pugs in Costumes.
Are you celebrating today? A pint of stout? A green hat? A hearty jig? Let me know. Agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh!