The Shamrock, the Shillelagh and the Leprachaun; Symbols of Irishness for St Patricks Day, or Sad Stereotypes? #stpatricksday

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    • I’ll look forward to seeing them! It always strikes me as funny that St Pat’s is celebrated more out of Ireland than it is within Ireland. Out town doesn’t even have a parade, and unless you live in Dublin, the parades usually consist of little more than a few tractors lol! If it weren’t for a few shamrocks in the odd shop window, and a day off school for the kids, you wouldn’t even know…

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      • LOL Well, yes it IS full of stereotypes and is great fun although it DOES have a scary Banshee scene (if you’re only an 8 or 9 year old) 🙂

        Same applies to The Quiet Man (minus the Banshee) 😉

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        • Aha! The banshee nearly made it into my post but narrowly missed out as I didnt want the post to be too long!

          I think I must be the only person in Ireland NOT to have seen the Quiet Man! Must get round to it!

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