Happy St. Paddy's Day !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gerard, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Ahhhh, how I miss my days in Ireland! Maybe next year I´ll be able to find the time to rent a car there and run the B&Bs circuit :)

    An Irishman walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, "what'll you have?" The man says, "Give me three pints of Guinness please."
    So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they're gone. He then orders three more.
    The bartender says, "Sir, I know you like them cold. You don't have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I'll bring you a fresh cold one."
    The man says, "You don't understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we'd still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness Stouts too, and we're drinking together.
    The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition.
    Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more.
    The bartender said to him, "I know what your tradition is, and I'd just like to say that I'm sorry that one of your brothers died."
    The man said, "Oh, me brothers are fine - I just quit drinking."
     
  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

  3. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    Just got in, lads. Gorgeous day, here in Eire. The parade'll be kicking off in my local town presently, under blue skies and glorious sunshine. Just the ticket :)
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Have a great day boys and girls.

    The Irish Guards marched through Windsor this morning but it was at 0730 hrs so as not to disrupt the morning rush hour.
     
  5. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    :lol:
     

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  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Happy Paddy's day to all - I'm sitting here having a coffee out of an Irish mug which has apicture of a typical cottage on the lake and surrounded by hills - and a verse which reads

    Cream - rich as an Irish brogue

    Coffee - strong as a friendly hand

    Sugar - sweet as the tongue of a rogue

    Irsih Whiskey - smooth as the wit of the Land ......

    Which always reminds me of the Old Irish Parish Priest in Ottawa who was dying..so he calls the Prime Minister and his deputy to sit with him - both Catholics - who sit each side of his bed...and the Prime Minister asks " why did you want us here"

    to which the old man replies - " I want to die like Christ - between two thieves "

    Cheers
     
  7. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Greetings to those of the Emerald Isle and willing celebrants around the world. A blessed day to you, one and all. May the little people find you and fill your hearts with joy and good will.

    YouTube - Paddy Pedestrian

    Something to tickle your funny bone.

    cheers.

    phil
     
  8. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Just in from the Paddy's day celebrations in Dublin!! Happy St. Paddys day to all the Irish Contingent and also to all of our members. And hopefully Owen we will try to remember to wish our Brethren across the pond a happy St. Georges day!
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers !
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  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Have a nice day all, esp those from the Emerald Isle B)

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    Cheers :cheers:
     
  11. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

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    A grand day to one and all, the Irish, their supporters and their detractors.

    Za, remember, detractor is in debarn.

    cheers,

    phil
     
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  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I wondered why the Oirish used the shamrock, wiki says this.
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    According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people.
     
  13. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Slainte!!
     
  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Wishing all a very Merry St Patricks day.


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  16. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Happy St Patrick's day to all, especially our Irish forum members.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Happy St Patrick's Day

    80 yrs ago:
    ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY - British Pathe
    "Windsor. On St. Patrick's Day - in the morning - every officer and man of the Irish Guards receives his sprig of 'Ireland's Emblem'


    1940:
    ST. PATRICK'S DAY - British Pathe
    "St. Patrick's Day". England . VS. of men of the London Irish Rifles being given shamrock by General Sir Charles Harrington and of them parading past the General.
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Happy birthday to my mum.
    Oh and Happy St Patrick's day.
     
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Ah yes my cousin's birthday.
     
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