Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 is a day when any self-respecting blogger of Irish descent almost has to blog about St. Paddy’s Day.  You know, the wearin’ o’ the green, Erin Go Brah, Irish coffee and all the rest.  It’s also a day when a lot of “pretenders” put on silly green hats and “kiss me” buttons in a futile attempt to become a member of the “Great Race”, the Irish.

So, rather than bore you with my thoughts on what was originally a religious holiday (St. Patrick was a man of God, after all.  He was not, repeat not, a guy who ran around in a green derby, green sport coat, and shamrock suspenders), here are a couple of the 600+ pictures I took last fall in Ireland.

Enjoy.  And Happy St. Paddy’s Day.

Buckley the butcher.  No relation.  I only butcher the English language.

Buckley the butcher. No relation. I only butcher the English language.

Powerscourt golf course, once an Englishman's front yard.

Powerscourt golf course, once an Englishman's front yard.

They say Irishmen don't park their cars.  They abandon them.

They say Irishmen don't park their cars. They abandon them.

Kinsale Harbor.  Awesome!

Kinsale Harbor. Awesome!

The Cliffs of Moher, spectacular!

The Cliffs of Moher, spectacular!

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