I’m a quarter Irish, so St. Patrick’s Day has always been a fun day for me. When I was a kid, we always wore green to school and “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons. Loved those things.
Back when I was a kid, St. Patrick’s Day didn’t seem to be such a big deal to the rest of the world. These days, though, Irish things seemed to have picked up in popularity.
I saw Irish T-shirts in Target. Irish pubs have popped up in Minneapolis like no body’s business in the last several years. And the number of Irish movies popular here in the U.S. is amazing. Is it my imagination or has being Irish become trendy? I like being trendy!
In any case, here are a few of my favorite Irish things.
Band – U2, although Van Morrison is a close second.
Drink – Beer, of course.
Food – Keep the corned beef and cabbage. I’ll take Irish Stew any day.
Movie – It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite Irish movie because there are so many I love that were either Irish made or made in Ireland. The Commitments, The Crying Game, Waking Ned Devine, Once, The Boondock Saints, In Bruges, Ondine, The Secret of Roan Inish. I’m sure I’m missing some.
Are you Irish? Do you do anything special for St. Pat’s day? Do you have favorite Irish things? Do you have a favorite Irish romance novel?