1. whheydt says

    Some data indicates that one of my ancestors was born in Ireland circa 1720 (best guess is that he was Anglo-irish, as “Hall” is not a particularly Irish name, so far as I know). Aside from that, I usually address the “everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” with “none of my ancestors came from Ireland, but some of them used to own the place.” Two of my grandparents came from Denmark.

    Then, of course, there is the old quip that Patrick is the patron saint of engineers….for inventing the worm drive.

  2. says

    Given how Irish terrorists have claimed St. Patrick’s Day as a political cause, I tend to wear orange on this day. My ancestors on my maternal grandfather’s side were English, after all.

  3. davidc1 says

    St Francis is the Saint of British Motorcycles ,or to give him his full name Francis Barnett .