I learned years ago from Irish friends living in Ireland these madcap shenanigans and the drunken benders Americans go on in the name of the holiday is totally off the mark. These boys and girls will throw down a pint as nimbly as the next person but not on account of St. Patrick.
|Boxty Pancake with Bacon and Cabbage as served in Gallagher’s Boxty House in Dublin|
Perhaps you’ll mark your honorary Irishness by drinking green beer, or perhaps you’ll eat corned beef and cabbage – but what, you might wonder, is Paddy’s Day like if you’re in Ireland and 100% Irish to begin with?
A ‘lazy bed’, a traditional Irish method for planting potatoes