Happy St Patricks Day

#1
In March 1900, after news of the particularly bloody Boer War battle which resulted in the relief of Ladysmith, Queen Victoria telegraphed the following message to her victorious troops,

"I have heard with the deepest concern of the heavy losses sustained by my brave Irish soldiers."

On 14 March 1900 Queen Victoria issued the following instruction:

"Her Majesty the Queen is pleased to order that in future, upon Saint Patrick's Day, all ranks of her Irish Regiments shall wear, as a distinction, a sprig of shamrock in their head dress, to commemorate the gallantry of her Irish soldiers during the recent battles in South Africa."

The Colonel of the Regiment sends you the very warmest of good wishes on this St Patrick's Day.

Faugh-a-Ballagh
 
#3
The concensus is that he was Welsh actually... Although Scottish & French are also claimed.
 
#4
jagman said:
Never understoodwhy the Irish get so excited about Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick being a Scotsman.....
Neither do I but then St George isn't English and St Andrew isn't Scottish. Nowadays it seems to be mainly a marketing ploy for Guinness
 
#5
Biscuits_Brown said:
The concensus is that he was Welsh actually... Although Scottish & French are also claimed.
I'll take your word for it.
It was some vicar onthe wireless at silly o'clock this morning that said St Patrick was Scottish, but the vicar was Scottish...
 

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#6
Temple said:
jagman said:
Never understoodwhy the Irish get so excited about Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick being a Scotsman.....
Neither do I but then St George isn't English and St Andrew isn't Scottish. Nowadays it seems to be mainly a marketing ploy for Guinness
You say that like it is wrong :p
 
#8
jagman said:
Never understoodwhy the Irish get so excited about Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick being a Scotsman.....
Much the same as the Engerlish getting excited over a Turkish St George.

The rest of the year a doner is usually enough.
 
#9
jagman said:
Never understoodwhy the Irish get so excited about Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick being a Scotsman.....
The Irish may get excited about it, but they are nothing compared to all the "plastic paddys" the world over.
 
#10
Well to Irish arrsers I say:
Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig agaibh!

And Miner: Lá Breithe shona duit!
 
#11
A good p1ss up ruined by Fookin students who have hijacked the day!
 
#12
DarkNinja said:
A good p1ss up ruined by Fookin students who have hijacked the day!
Oi, I'm a fookin' student!
 
#13
Makes me want to puke.

All of a sudden, the whole world goes fookin 'Oirish' and drinks Guiness.

I was working in Whistler a couple of years ago during said day, and was asked why I wasn't celebrating with my countrymen? You've got to be fookin jokin' I said, I'm a fookin Englishman and fook all to do with the oirish.

Bless them, they didn't realise that we were different nationalities. So when I insisted on describing the canuks I was working with yanks, they soon got the message.

How about making St Georges day a national holiday in England?
 
#14
Biscuits_Brown said:
DarkNinja said:
A good p1ss up ruined by Fookin students who have hijacked the day!
Oi, I'm a fookin' student!
Do you pay for your paper with a cheque?
 
#15
DarkNinja said:
Do you pay for your paper with a cheque?
Since spending last weekend in Dub. On the pish I can't afford a paper.
 
#16
£7 a pint?
 
#17
DarkNinja said:
£7 a pint?
Close to it in some places.... Stay out of Temple Bar and the big ones in the City and you can get it down to about four.
 
#18
DavidBOC said:
Well to Irish arrsers I say:
Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig agaibh!

And Miner: Lá Breithe shona duit!

How dare you you my mother has never been to Spain!!!

And I'm sure Miner doesn't want to hear that on his birtthday :D
 
#19
jarrod248 said:
mistersoft said:
jagman said:
Never understoodwhy the Irish get so excited about Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick being a Scotsman.....
Much the same as the Engerlish getting excited over a Turkish St George.

The rest of the year a doner is usually enough.
I don't believe he killed any dragons either.
Well St Patrick chased all the snakes out of Eire, which is good going since there weren't any in the first place.

Anyhow all the true oirish will be at Cheltenham for the next couple of days.
 
#20
leveller said:
Well St Patrick chased all the snakes out of Eire, which is good going since there weren't any in the first place.

Anyhow all the true oirish will be at Cheltenham for the next couple of days.
There are snakes in Ireland. Just no venomous ones.

And as an aside we used to have penguins!
 

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