The Luck of the Irish
Be With You
is also in keeping with wearin' o' the green
(EVERYTHING can wear green, even rivers!),
by putting green food coloring in the beer,
but the beer itself is another
tradition of St. Patrick's Day.
The Irish are known for their
love of life and celebration,
usually with music, dancing,
and distilled beverages.
"Kiss Me I'm Irish"
is a continuation of that spirit of loving life
and living it to the fullest (that and the fact
that EVERYONE is Irish on St. patrick's Day).
It may also be related to the custom of
kissing the Blarney Stone,
which is reported to give one the gift of,
Some Irish Trivia
Britain ranks 2nd in the world behind
Ireland for tea-drinking per year.
The Irish consume an average of
1,390 cups per person each year,
whereas the average Brit
consumes 1,113 cups per year.
The average American drinks
150 cups per year.
» In Irish pubs,
inexperienced travelers who want to
order a small beer should know to ask for
If they request a beer, please”
in Ireland, they'll get a full pint.
An Irish Toast
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your
head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour
before the devil knows you're dead.
» In the late 1600s,
Ireland recognized the food value of potatoes
and became the first country in Europe to
plant potatoes as a staple food crop.
For about 200 years thereafter,
every factory worker received 12 pounds
of potatoes every day.
A typical Irish family ate more than
250 pounds of potatoes every week.
» Ireland consumes more milk than any
other country in the world.
Each person drinks over
164 quarts of milk a year.
Finland is second in milk consumption
with 162 quarts consumed a year,
next is Iceland with 160 quarts,
then is Norway with 158 quarts,
and the Ukraine with 141 quarts
of milk consumed each year.