St. Patrick’s Day! (Erin Go Bragh)

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One does not have the last name of Hardie and not celebrate the long held Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day!

“Ireland Forever” (Erin go Bragh)

Why do we don green, shamrock clad ties and hats and drink green beer by the bucket full?  Well here is a little history:

HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Here’s a little bit of an Irish gig to be recited or sung to-music

Erin go Bragh
I'll tell you a story of a row in the town, 
When the green flag went up and the Crown rag came down, 
'Twas the neatest and sweetest thing ever you saw, 
And they played the best games played in Erin Go Bragh. 

One of our comrades was down at Ring's end, 
For the honor of Ireland to hold and defend, 
He had no veteran soldiers but volunteers raw, 
Playing sweet Mauser music for Erin Go Bragh. 

Now here's to Pat Pearse and our comrades who died 
Tom Clark, MacDonagh, MacDiarmada, McBryde, 
And here's to James Connolly who gave one hurrah, 
And placed the machine guns for Erin Go Bragh. 

One brave English captain was ranting that day, 
Saying, "Give me one hour and I'll blow you away," 
But a big Mauser bullet got stuck in his craw, 
And he died of lead poisoning in Erin Go Bragh. 

Old Ceannt and his comrades like lions at bay, 
From the South Dublin Union poured death and dismay, 
And what was their horror when the Englishmen saw 
All the dead khaki soldiers in Erin Go Bragh. 

Now here's to old Dublin, and here's her renown, 
In the long generation her fame will go down, 
And our children will tell how their forefathers saw, 
The red blaze of freedom in Erin Go Braugh.

And always a classic...
  1. Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
    The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
    ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.
    But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
    Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
    ‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
    But when he come, and all the flowers are dying
    If I am dead, as dead I well may be
    You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
    And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.
    And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me
    And all my grave will warm and sweeter be
    For you will bend and tell me that you love me
    And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.
 Here are some fun crafts and decor ideas to explore!
 48 St. Patrick’s Day Decorations & Party Ideas

When you’re planning a holiday party, there’s a lot to think about. For everything from invitations and décor to food, games, and party favors, there are plenty of ideas you can use for your St. Patrick’s Day party. Choose your favorites, and you can worry less about the planning and more about having fun with your friends and family.

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