St Patrick’s Day, an historical perspective


March 17, 2013 by Doug Coutts

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March 17, 1846:  St Patrick arrives in Ireland, having been bumped off Ryanair for insisting on window seat.

March 17, 1853:  St Patrick begins converting Celts to Christianity and Escort van to LPG.

March 18, 1862:  All Celts have renounced pagan ways and are fully embracing Catholicism.  Interest in joining youth groups seems to be dwindling.

March 17 1902: Escort van still on petrol.  St Patrick uses it to drive snakes across Irish Sea, telling ferry staff sacks contain eels.

March 18, 1903: Jellied asp fails to catch on in Holyhead restaurants.

March 16, 1978:  Auckland brewery stuffs up entire batch of Lion Brown.  Mataura dye manufacturer has surplus of green.

March 17, 1978:  St Patrick’s Day hits NZ.  Special beer on sale throughout country.  Patrons impressed by colour and “real Irish” taste.

March 18, 1978:  Government announces police recruiting campaign.

November 30, 2012:  Wellington man laments lack of interest in St Andrew’s Day.  Receives bag of leeks in consolation.



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