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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:36 PM

Boston St Patrick's Day parade. Are you Irish? Celebrate and sing along!

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This a sing along for anyone with Irish heritage:---or those of you who wish they were Irish!!



or this version:



Both fantastic.

Enjoy Great Irish music: No Ney Never!!!

Same song, Dropkick Murphys

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Reply Boston St Patrick's Day parade. Are you Irish? Celebrate and sing along! (Original post)
Paper Roses Mar 2015 OP
Cooley Hurd Mar 2015 #1
CountAllVotes Mar 2015 #2
Paper Roses Mar 2015 #10
CountAllVotes Mar 2015 #3
Drahthaardogs Mar 2015 #11
SidDithers Mar 2015 #4
Tierra_y_Libertad Mar 2015 #5
Paper Roses Mar 2015 #7
Brigid Mar 2015 #8
Post removed Mar 2015 #6
Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2015 #9

Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:51 PM

1. Mom was a Quinn!

 

I'm half-Irish, but this song is my favorite song (Irish or otherwise) EVER!!!

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:19 PM

2. Remember this guy?

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit La ale-lah pwad-rig son-ah ditch

He used to sing along with this song now and then:



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 05:56 PM

10. Sure miss our great Senator--Yes, I am from Masachusetts!

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:27 PM

3. Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Ireland ...

Sad as all hell.



Thanks for nothing Angela Merkel!!!

From: One proud Irish American that is NOT GOING TO SHUT-UP ABOUT THIS. How can you "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day when the young people in Ireland are being forced to leave their land *again* IMO.



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 10:32 PM

11. The number one export from Ireland is their youth.

Sad...

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:30 PM

4. And even better: Boston St Patrick's parade to include gay groups for first time

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two homosexual rights groups will march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday after organizers lifted a longtime ban on lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) organizations joining the annual Irish-American march.

Boston Pride, an LGBT rights group, said this week organizers had accepted its application to participate in this year's march through the Irish bastion of South Boston.

The rights group will join OutVets, representing gay veterans, in bringing an end to two decades of debate over the issue. Organizers had insisted that homosexuality conflicted with Catholic doctrine, but the ban ran counter to the liberal mores that prevail in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

“This is a huge step forward in our mission to have inclusivity in our city and in the Boston-area community,” said Malcolm Carey, clerk of Boston Pride’s board of directors, in a phone interview.

Mayor Marty Walsh, who last year skipped the parade because of its exclusion of gay groups, plans to march on Sunday, becoming the first mayor to do so in 20 years.


http://news.yahoo.com/boston-st-patricks-parade-gay-groups-first-time-110321885.html


Well done Boston.

Sid

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Response to Paper Roses (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:35 PM

5. My grandmother fled Ireland because of poverty and repression.

 

To England. Then Canada with 6 kids, including my mother, and then in 1919 to America to steal jobs from Good Americans.

As a kid I asked her what Ireland was like.

"It's a beautiful country...to starve in."

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 02:27 PM

7. Same with my grandparents. Left Ireland for Nova Scotia in the early1900's.

Traveled from there to MA. They were always proud of the old country but the family could no longer survive.
I am proud of my mixed heritage.

Half Irish, half Italian. Both sides of my family came from the old country, one side through Canada, the other side through Ellis Island.

I think I'm a typical American. Mixed heritage, strong family ties, proud to be here and thank my brave ancestors. Can you imagine how much courage it took to pull up roots, risk everything and go to a new country to try and survive? I doubt I would be strong enough.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 02:44 PM

8. "You can't eat the scenery."

Apocryphal quote from an Irishman on why he emigrated.

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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 03:32 PM

9. I come from a long line of drunks, if that counts.

Scots-Irish (Presbyterians busy oppressing the Irish) on mom's side, English on Dad's side. Have not investigated Dad's side far enough back so there may well be some Irish there.

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