Well yesterday was St patricks day yerhoo although it has been a few years since celebrated actually don’t like GUINESSS but do love to dance and sing although not that good at either .
Living in Birkenhead on the Wirral funny peninsula thing ( it is not attached to Liverpool although i have a very strong Birkonean accent (not quite scouse ) which upsets my dad but have always lived here so how else does he expect me to speak !!
Any how for the last couple of years we have been trying to travve family tree did my mums with a bit of help more difficult that it looks on that tv prog “who do u think we are and then started tracing my dads which proved slightly more difficult as it seems obseessed with people with the same surname marrying each other yer never mind keeping up with the Jones wot about keep it in the family !!!!, but got the news i had always suspected my great Nan came from Newry N Ireland which comes to no surprise thats were the scouse accent comes from mixture of lancashire Irish may be something else .
It appears to me ST patricks day is celebrated more than anyone else in the uk all over place in fact even in USA but dont want to spoil the party ( currently watching Rugby are the Irish going to be the party poopers again win today and we over take all blacks in consective wins ) but infact Paddy was not really IRISH more likely to be welsh or scottish and not only that his parents come from Rome !!!! (MY mum reckons cld have ITALIAN relatives as my grandad was stationed out their for years and had a bit of reputatuion !!! to much info !!
The reason became IRish was cos kidnapped and sold as a slave and worked for 6 years herding sheep this all happened 390 something or other always amazes me how do people know this often think people make things up as go along heard not so long ago that PAT was strolling round not far from were i live suppose anything possible !!! but hey ho nothing get past out hero and he fled at 22 !!!!! back to England to a monastery . bet all the chruch buildings monestary things say that
The monastery must have run some cracking gardening classes as he went back to IRELAND in 433 ( reckon a-year later then that ) and used the shamrock plant to teach people about the trinity !!
Often a saint will be the holy person of many places well 3 to be exact but useful if on pointless cos St Columba good place to mention and Brigid of KIDARE also is that aplace to spaced out to look up
The main thing Paddy is famous for is driving the snakes out of IRELAND hurray only to find their has never been any in the Emerald ISLE prob was just that noone else spotted them !!
I was walking about TRANMERE in Birkenhead and did spot a few people with Green Jumpers on and massive hats Again GREEN only to find out that paddys fave colour was blue yer a fellow EFC supporter !!! ( maybe not I am not arguing about any of these useless bits of info I have always had a mind full of it prob cos on asd spectrum and collect bucket full of info but ask me to get u some stamps clean forget !!!!
Always amuses me that we the saint day on the day he died not the day he was born or and pretty sure the dates not quite right but then again who cares , always used to annoy the hell out of my history teacher ” how Do u know this what good will iit be to me in life !! no answer normally told to get out the room if asked any more !!!
Feel a thirst coming on but from 1903 til 1970 was holiday in Ireland as celebrated his snake charming but sadly no more the place to go is Montserrat which has the day off to celebrate being found by the IRish ahhhhh that s enough useless for one day hic its the IRISH IN ME !!!!!
PS the IRISH did win the rugby spoilsports !!!