While many will be out today celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, I will be enjoying a few of my favorite things about Irish history and culture while watching multiple NCAA March Madness basketball games (Final Four – MSU, Kentucky, Villanova, and Duke).

Baileys Irish Cream . . . Shepherd’s Pie . . . Irish Pubs . . .Liam Neeson (Michael Collins) . . . Brendan Gleeson (The Guard, Calvary) . . . U2 . . . Van Morrison . . . Maureen O’Hara (The Quiet Man) . . . James Joyce . . . Corned Beef and Cabbage . . . Fionnula Flanagan (Some Mother’s Son, Waking Ned Devine) . . . Kenneth Branagh . . . Colm Meaney . . . James Nesbitt . . . Bushmills Irish Whiskey . . . Colm Toibin . . . Roddy Doyle (Barrytown Trilogy) . . . Ballykissangel . . . Richard Harris (The Field) . . . The Chieftains . . . Films about the ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland (Bloody Sunday, In The Name of the Father, Five Minutes of Heaven, The Boxer) . . .Guinness . . . Pierce Brosnan . . . W. B. Yeats . . . Gabriel Byrne . . . Did I mention Liam Neeson ? ? ?

 

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