Posted on 16th March 2014 by Ali Isaac
Category: Irish Mythology
Tags: bataireacht, christianity, Druids, fairies, fairy, Ireland, irish, Irish emblems, Irish martial arts, Irish symbols, St Patrick, St Patrick's day, stick fighting, the leprachaun, the shamrock, the shillelagh, the Sidhe, the Tuatha de Denann
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Another brilliantly informative post 🙂
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Thank you Harliqueen! Glad you liked it!
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Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People has a LOT to answer for LOL 🙂
PS my Monday Funnies tomorrow has a St Pat’ s day theme 🙂
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…
Well you know what they say – a prophet is never given regard in their own country 🙂
btw that movies way before my time lol! haven’t seen it myself but sounds like fun, if not FULL of Irish stereotypes!!!
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) 😉
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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