I spent 12 days in Ireland back in March of '97
It was simply beautiful.
Click on the Shamrock Faerie for some pictures.
This is Lucky... Careful ... don't get too close...
He likes to protect his pot of gold!
Be sure and kiss the
Blarney Stone
for good luck!
Please see these great sites for the graphics I used
follow me back to Pixies place ...
( move your mouse over the stone )
~ A few St Patricks Day Tidbits ~
In 432, it was St. Patrick who converted Ireland to Christianity. When trying to explain
the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire; St. Patrick made use of the shamrock to illustrate
the trinity.
There is a legend that it was St. Patrick that drove all the snakes out
of Ireland. Actually, there never were snakes in Ireland. What the
legend really refers to, is the symbolism of snakes as paganism St.
Patrick drove out the paganism.
Born in Britain and kidnapped and sold as a slave in Ireland at age 16,
St. Patrick is said to have died March 17, 461, at the age of 76.
The Irish heritage has had a profound influence on our nation. Nine of the
people who signed our Declaration ofIndependence were of Irish origin, and
nineteen Presidents of the United States proudly claim Irish heritage
--including our first President, George Washington.
The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day
was in 1737 at Boston.
The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney.
Kissing the stone is supposed to bring the kisser the gift of persuasive eloquence (blarney)