Happy St Patrick’s Weekend! This year we’re very lucky that 17th fell on a Friday, so we have 3 days to celebrate! This post is especially for Nicole over on Just Live It. I think some people in other countries have an image of what it’s like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so I decided to show what it’s like as an Irish person in Ireland.
I really believe that it’s more important if you’re Irish abroad. It’s a chance to be proud of your nationality and meet up with others. When I lived in Italy I made a big effort to make little bags of green, white and orange sweets to give to my classes. For me here, it’s a nice day off to catch up with friends. I don’t have green decorations in my house or wear a leprechaun hat or go to a parade.
So here are a few photos of my day yesterday. We started off by taking advantage of the dry morning with a nice walk in the woods looking for fairy doors (we were lucky in Cork that the rain stayed away). This was followed up by a traditional breakfast. Some people prefer mushrooms or tomatoes with their fry, but I’m a beans person all the way.
With full bellies it was off to the pub to catch up with friends, drink proper beer and bet on the Gold Cup! A great day was had by all.
I did wear green for the day and I was lucky 🙂
After that it was off home to watch some rugby. Unfortunately the under-20s and the women lost their matches, so today’s match is all for pride.
I’ll be shouting loudly for the Boys in Green today.
And so I’ll just leave you with a final message from Dublin Airport…..