Happy St. Patrick's Day!

There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with those who are steeped in the culture. In honor of the saint and the mystery and myth of the Emerald Isle, my new friend Dr. Niamh Clune has posted several wonderful pieces by various authors on her blog, On The Plum Tree. Click each title to reach the story.

The Wearing of Draconic Green by Shawn Mackenzie

You may think you're too old or too conservative or too sensible to enjoy a post on dragons. Treat yourself and learn about the link between dragons and St. Patrick.

A Leprechaun's Lament by Wayne Zurl

Once you've read about Wayne's leprechaun, scroll down for  ‘A Yanks Opinion of The Emerald Isle.’

The Legend of Tír na nÓg by Niamh Clune

Niamh says this one is “for those of you who enjoy Irish Myth and Legend with a few pieces of Celtic Art thrown in for good measure. The drawing of Niamh (renamed The Lady of the Lake) is from the Marvel Comic collection. The picture of the rocks is the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim that some say are stepping stones to Scotland.”

Don't miss your leprechaun sighting

Don't forget to wear a bit o' green today so you don't get pinched. I wish you all the luck ‘o the Irish, and whatever you do, connect with your inner Irish by being open to the possibility of seeing a leprechaun!

 NOTE: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, a friend sent me this lovely video called “This Blessing is for you.” It includes an Irish Blessing, with words and music adapted by Phil Coulter and  narrated by Roma Downey. The prayer is accompanied by haunting Irish music and breathtaking photos of Ireland. Enjoy and be inspired.

Photo credit: St. Patrick by Martin Mullen, Waterford, Ireland via BigStockPhoto
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