The legend is that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will be given the gift of persuasion. I don’t think that’s true, because I have yet to convince anyone else to clean my house for me. Maybe there was a disclaimer carved into the castle wall that I overlooked.
If you ever get the chance to visit Ireland, by all means, do so. It is a beautiful country. If you only have time to make one stop, make it Dublin. This is the capital and largest city of the country, and there is a lot to see, do, and sample. Chocolates and cheeses, fine linen and knitwear, whiskey, silverwork and crystal. That’s not even mentioning all of the historical sites.
Ask anyone when’s the best time to visit Ireland, and chances are they’ll say March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. The primary saint of Ireland, Patrick’s day is celebrated throughout the world. Most people associate it with heavy drinking, and it is consistently #2 in the rankings of “wettest” days. If you’re going to indulge, you’ll probably need a lot of coffee the next day. We’ve got you covered with our St. Patrick’s Day mugs!
1. Somewhere, Over… Something-or-Other
Just like the bar that advertises Free Beer Tomorrow!, you’ll never get to the end of a rainbow. It’s a shame, because I could use a pot of gold. How about you?
2. Technically Correct
As long as everyone stays safe, you do you. You should probably take the day off from work, though.
3. Vise Squad
One of the traditions of the day is to pinch anyone not wearing green. The problem is that you never can tell if someone follows that tradition or not. Proceed with caution.
4. Part of the Family
It’s often said that everyone is Irish on March 17. Celebrate with your new family members!
5. Let’s Make Like a Sham and Rock
Though people disagree about which species of clover produces the “true” shamrock, the luck they can bring doesn’t change with the plant.
This is just a short list of some of our great St. Patrick’s Day mugs. Remember, U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping. How’s that for lucky?