drown the shamrock

drown the shamrock

To drink alcohol on St. Patrick's Day. Make sure you wear green when we go to drown the shamrock tomorrow night.
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drown the shamrock

drink, or go drinking on St Patrick's day.
The shamrock with its three-lobed leaves was said to have been used by St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. It is now used as the national emblem of Ireland.
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ON WEDNESDAY next politicians from across the country will head off around the globe to drown the shamrock.
As well as American rapper Puff Daddy, boy band Five also plan to drown the shamrock here.
And after that chances are we'll drown the shamrock and raise a glass to St Patrick - many of us not knowing who the hell he even was.
But before you get ready to drown the shamrock in style, remember that Mother's Day is on Sunday.
Bush - so he can drown the Shamrock back in Dublin.
AN Irish town will drown the shamrock in style to celebrate St Patrick's Day - four days ahead of the rest of the world.
AS IRISH people around the World prepare to drown the Shamrock on March 17, one man who'll certainly be behaving himself on the day is former RTE London Correspondent Mike Burns.
On St Patrick's Night the Tones will be belting out their passionate tunes while Irish-Americans drown the shamrock in Westchester, New York.
And they can forget about playing sectarian tunes or listening to speeches as they drown the shamrock.
It seems that March 17 is a day when the world gets together to drown the Shamrock.
After a display of Irish dancing and music by the Bostonians on the village green everyone retired to the local pub to drown the shamrock and toast the success of the world's shortest parade route.
They will take flight to help drown the shamrock with the Irish people in countries all over the world.