The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32047   Message #419408
Posted By: Noreen
16-Mar-01 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: A St. Patrick's Day Mudcat Oath
Subject: RE: A St. Patrick's Day Mudcat Oath
I've heard of the American St.Patrick's Day tradition of green beer, and I know about Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling and even Tooralooraloora (though I've never heard it sung).

But could someone tell me about the Unicorn song? There are two on the DT, neither of which seem particularly Irish. And what's Irish about corned beef? I thought it came from South America?

Please enlighten me.

(Our main tradition as Liverpool Irish was to wear an enormous bunch of shamrock pinned to the front of our school jumpers- Granny would post a box of fresh shamrock over to us every year for the day...)