Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the leprechauns of the blog from the Turley Clan. It is a beautiful St. Patty’s Day in McLean, Virginia and the leprechauns came to bring treats and tricks to the Turley house this morning.
The leprehauns left three-leaf clovers for a treasure hunt that led to a horn of plenty of Irish cookies and fresh green donuts. They also left our traditional dollar coins hanging from a tree in green felt pouches for each of the kids in the backyard. They even put a bowtie on Luna.
Tonight we will be feasting on corned beef and cabbage and toasting my late Irish father, Jack Turley.
Best wishes to the Turley clan in Ireland, particularly in the counties Armaugh and Down. We are thinking of visiting Ireland this summer so we may soon be able to visit the little Leprechaun darlings on their home turf!
And to everyone . . . Erin go Bragh!!!
30 thoughts on “HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!”
I’ve seen many “Drunk Lives Matter” green t-shirts today. PC is being fought coast to coast!
Nick, that’s hilarious. Reminds of the t-shirts from the 80s – “DAMM – Drunks Against Mad Mothers”
Sinead O’Conner, another lass with a gorgeous voice
Bono’s song “Grace” still makes my heart sing…
and the lovely music by Enya
and her brother, MIke Oldfield’s classic “Tubular Bells”
Happy St. Pats day everyone. Damn, does Professor Turley’s dog look cute or what with his bow tie! One of my fav Irish singers is Sally Oldfield – well known in Europe – over here not so much. She has a great voice:
Oh, and here is another one, an American song, by Irish singers:
And also a sad one, but I love the way she phrases the words on this one. There is a live version on youtube, but this one sounds better to me.
Well, this thread needs music, sooo here is one:
If you watch it on youtube, be sure to read the history of this song in the “more” section.”
And this one is great, too. I like this version better than the Celtic Thunder one:
To Jonathan and family: Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. For our blog family, you may not know Jonathan is Italian and Irish and gets to celebrate both holidays.
As you may know, there is a compelling argument that St. Patrick was really Italian, son to Romans:
I thought this blog was about civil liberties, policy, and other wacky items?
This is as personal as it gets… I don’t care about Turley’s lineage.
And here’s to my great-grandmother, Anne Lynch of County Armagh, and to the estimated 50,000 Irish illegal aliens in the United States, but remember the terrorist bombings of the IRA that Mr. Trump seems to forget about while using Muslims as his scapegoat:
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
Here’s to me, and here’s to you,
And here’s to love and laughter-
I’ll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.
Here’s to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!
Health and life to you;
The mate of your choice to you;
Land without rent to you,
And death in Eirinn.
Here’s a toast to your enemies’ enemies!
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer—and another one!
Here’s to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!
– Author unknown
happy st patrick’s day to john and family and all Americans
I’ll be wading through all the drunks in the Gaslamp District of San Diego to go watch the US v Puerto Rico game in the WBC Classic. It’s a damn shame Americans don’t get into this series played every 4 years. I went to a Japan v Cuba game 8 years ago in San Diego. It was a fascinating clash of cultures. Aroldis Chapman and Cespedes played for Cuba at the time. They were paupers then and millionaires now!
Erin Go Bragh-less to the second group of Europeans to find the New World. In correct order.
Spanish who toted along with them
Giovanni Come Lately.
May the spirits of Irish legends from James Joyce, Yeats, Swift and yes, even Pat Moynihan and all the Daley Democrats from your formative Chicago years send blessings on your scholarly poet’s head, Professor Turley.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
To the 34 million Americans who claim some Irish ancestry! ☘️
Thank you! I’m one of those 34.
I think that everyone in America should celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
But Not The Irish!
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