drown the shamrock

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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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And later they drowned the shamrock with a few drinks - as protection against the bitter March weather, of course.
Sincere good wishes to all those who drowned the shamrock and sang proudly of their Irish roots.
Party-goers drowned the shamrock in style at a feast of parades, concerts and extravaganzas across Northern Ireland.
They toasted their roots, drowned the shamrock in Guinness and song and celebrated with parades.