This file include Ireland and St. Patrick's Day.
- Best O'Luck
- Blarney Spoken Here
- The End of the Rainbow
- Feelin' Green
- For Love of Ireland
- Forty Shades of Green
- Happy St. Paddy's Day
- Happy St. Patrick's Day
- Green Green Grass of Home
- I Love Being Green
- I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
- It's Not that Easy Being Green
- Kiss Me, I'm Irish
- Kiss me. I'm Not Irish,
But Don't Let That Stop You!
- A Little Bit of Blarney
- Looking for Leprechauns
- Luck of the Irish
- Luck of the Leprechauns
- Lucky Charm
- Lucky Me, I'm Irish
- My End of the Rainbow
- My Favorite Leprechaun
- My Four Leaf Clover
- My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
- No Blarney Allowed
- Our Little Leprechaun
- Our Pot of Gold
- Pot of Gold
- St. Paddy's Day
- St. Patrick's Day
- Today Everyone is Irish
- Top of the Mornin' to Ya
- V.I.P. (Very Irish Person)
- The Wearin' of the Green
- When Irish Eyes are Smiling
- You're my Lucky Charm
Quotes and Misc
- If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!
- In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs. (Sir John Pentland Mahaffy)
- Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart. (Margaret Jackson)
- May blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!
- May you get to Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead. (Irish Proverb)
- May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
- May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you. (Irish Blessing)
- May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.
- St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time--a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. (Adrienne Cook)
- The three leaves of the Shamrock are said to represent the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). If there is a fourth leaf it represents God's Grace. According to legend, Eve carried a four-leaf clover when she left the Garden of Eden.
- When Irish eyes are smiling...they are usually up to something.
(compiled mostly by Bonnie Jasperson)
- a - Aran Islands, Achill Island
- b - Blarney Stone, blarney, bag pipes, bagora, bridges, bogs, Belfast, Blasket Islands
- c - cottage, clover, clans, castles, celtic, claddagh, chieftans, Connemara pony, Clare Island
- d - Danny boy, Dublin, druid
- e - Emerald isle, enchanting, Eire, Euro
- f - four-leaf clover, fiddle, Forty Shades of Green
- g - green, good luck, gaelic, gold
- h - hornpipes, heraldry, harp
- i - Ireland, Irish setter, Irish Sea, Irish Derby, Irish water spaniel, Irish wolfhound
- j - jigs, jazz
- k - Kilarney, kiss me - I'm Irish, kells, Kerry blue terrier
- l - leprechauns, lough, limericks, lass, laddie
- m - March, mountain ash tree
- n - Norsemen, Northern Ireland
- o - Orangemen (protestants), ospreys
- p - pot of gold, peat bogs, Powerscourt waterfall, potatoes
- q - Queen of England (head of state)
- r - rainbow, River Dance, River Shannon
- s - shamrock, St.Patrick, shillelagh, Saint Anne's Park, steeplechase
- t - tartan, toasts, top o' the mornin', tea
- u - Ulster
- v - Vikings, Valentia Island
- w - wee folk, wearin' of the green
- y - youth hostels
- z - Dublin Zoo
Page Idea: Forty Shades of Green
This is a great title page or ending page for a trip to Ireland.
Draw an outline of Ireland whatever size you want. Make a duplicate copy of the shape. Draw a one-inch grid over the duplicate shape. (use a larger grid if the shape is very large). Number the pieces to help in reassembly then cut them apart.
Cut the pieces from duplicate or extra photos or cropping scraps. Use everything green--clover, grass, fields, foliage, trees, etc. All the inner pieces are just squares but the edge pieces will require a pattern.
Adhere the squares to the shape on the page. For a somewhat different look you can cut the pieces smaller so there is a little white space between them. You can also cut the pieces free hand if you like a slightly irregular look.
Use quotes from the song below on the pages.
from Forty Shades of Green
I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea
from the fishin' boats at Dingle to the shores at Dunardee.
I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen
the moorlands and meadows and their forty shades of green.
But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town
and most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown.
I long again to see and do the things we've done and seen
where the breeze is sweet as shalimar and there's forty shades of green.
I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin's churning surf
I long to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf.
to see again the thatching of the straw the women glean
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see those forty shades of green.
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping!
Using a green pen, I bordered the page with the Victorian ruler and wrote the "blessing" on the border, starting in the upper left. I cut out three hearts and arranged them like a shamrock (I freehanded a paper stem) near where the "blessing" began. (Cropgirl)
Irish Friendship Wish
May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
For each petal on the shamrock,
This brings a wish your way,
Good health, good luck, good happiness,
For today and everyday.
An Irish Prayer
Grant you always . . .
A Sunbeam to warm you,
A Moonbeam to charm you,
A Sheltering Angel
so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you!
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
When Irish Eyes are Smiling,
Sure it's like a morn in spring
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay
And when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure they steal your heart away.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes . . .
That's the Irish for you!
Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean, and Shamus, were walking home late one night and found themselves on the road, which led past an old graveyard. "Come have a look over here," says Paddy.
"It's Michael O'Grady's grave, God bless his soul. He lived to the ripe old age of 87."
"That's nothing", says Sean. "Here's one named Patrick O'Toole. It says here that he was 95 when he died."
Just then, Shamus yells out. "But here's a fella that died when he was 145 years old!"
"What was his name?" asks Paddy.
Shamus lights a match to see what else is written on the stone marker, and exclaims, "He was Miles, from Dublin."
Songs about Ireland
- Back to Donegal - Dennis Day (1949)
- Belfast Boy - Don Fardon (1970)
- Black Irish Rose - Butch Hancock (2000)
- Carol of an Irish Wren - Marylee (2006)
- Christmas in Killarney - Dennis Day (1950)
- Emerald Isle - Peter Weatherall (2005)
- Forty Shades of Green - Johnny Cash (1961)
- From Clare to Here - Duke Special (2006)
- How Are Things in Glocca Morra? - Dick Haymes (1947) (fictional city)
- Ireland's Green Shore - Tim O'Brien (1999)
- Irish Lace - Eric Andersen (1994)
- Irish Washerwoman - Pete Kuykendall (1989)
- It's a Long Way to Tipperary - Slim Dusty (1962)
- Luck of the Irish - Rusty Draper (1960)
- Mist Covered Mountains - Laura Cortese (2004)
- My Wild Irish Rose - Dennis Day (1947)
- Pretty Milkmaid - Pat Kirtley (1997)
- When Irish Girls Grow Up - Tom Russell(1999)
Songs about St. Patrick's Day
- It's a Great Day for the Irish - Frank Parker (2008)
- It's St. Patrick's Day - NRBQ (1997)
- St. Patrick's Day - John Mayer (2001)
- St. Patrick's Day Parade - The Shamrock Singers (2006)
- Wearin' of the Green - Michael Connor (2008)
- Wednesday Was St. Patrick's Day - Ernesto Schnack (2002)