Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I’ve been a wild rover for many a year
And I’ve spent all my money on whiskey and beer

– “The Wild Rover”

 

St. Patrick
St. Patrick

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few more pictures from my trip last month along with some of my favorite Irish song lyrics (about Dublin, death, women, drink, etc,). Sláinte!

 

Molly Malone statue in Dublin
Molly Malone statue in Dublin

In Dublin’s Fair City
Where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying “Cockles and mussels alive, alive-o!”
– “Molly Malone”

 

Monasterboice Cemetery
Monasterboice Cemetery

Rolled him up in a nice clean sheet, and laid him out upon the bed
A bottle of whiskey at his feet and a barrel of porter at his head

Wasn’t it the truth I told you? Lots of fun at Finnegan’s Wake

– “Finnegan’s Wake”

 

Jameson's Irish Whiskey
Jameson’s Irish Whiskey

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy

– “Whiskey in the Jar”

 

Guiness ad in Dublin
Guiness ad in Dublin

The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
‘Cause Dublin keeps on changing and nothing seems the same
The Pillar and the Met have gone, the Royal long since pulled down
As the grey unyielding concrete, makes a city of my town
– “The Rare Ould Times”

 

Ha' Penny Bridge at night
Ha’ Penny Bridge at night
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