aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Eireann go brach

There is something sinister about putting a leprechaun in a workhouse. The only comfort is that he certainly will not work.

-- G.K. Chesterton

Essex thought he could do something about the Irish. He was wrong; nobody can do anything about the Irish.

-- Will Cuppy

When about to baptise [king Aongus of Munster], Patrick thrust his pastoral staff, by its sharp iron point, into the earth -- as he thought. But it was through the foot of Aongus he thrust it. He discovered his grave mistake only when the ceremony was finished. "Why did you not tell me this?" he cried to the king. And Aongus answered simply, "Because I thought it was part of the ceremony."

--Seumas MacManus

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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