Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Even To Those Of Us Who Are Only Irish For The Day

With a few words of wisdom from people of                 Irish descent

Posted this St. Patrick’s Day – Saturday, March 17th – by Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper

Let’s celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a few good quotations for these sometimes strange and dark times –

“Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.”author Maria Edgeworth, 1804.

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”the late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy during an address to the University of Capetown, South Africa, 1966.

And finally, a message that makes a great deal of sense in these mad Trumpian times from the late American comedian and cultural critic George Carlin, who in one of his stand-up routines, once described himself as a person who “used to be Irish Catholic.”

Just a reminder that the roaring waters of the Horseshoe and American Falls in Niagara Falls will be illuminated in green this Saturday, March 17th night.

For more information about the illumination of the Falls this March 17th, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/03/15/niagara-falls-to-be-illuminated-in-green-for-st-patricks-day-saturday-march-17th/ .

Some revelers from a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Buffalo from years gone by. File photo by Doug Draper

Then this Sunday, March 18th at 2 p.m. in Buffalo, New York, one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Great Lakes region gets started in the city’s downtown area, moving north on Delaware Avenue. It’s lots of fun and always makes for a wild and crazy time.

For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Buffalo, New York, click onhttps://www.yelp.com/events/buffalo-st-patricks-day-parade-2018 .

Feel free to share any favourite quotes from the Irish in the space below. Please try to keep them clean enough for our mixed audience of readers.

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For more news and commentary from Niagara At Large – an independent, alternative voice for our greater binational Niagara region – become a regular visitor and subscriber to NAL at www.niagaraatlarge.com .

“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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One response to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Even To Those Of Us Who Are Only Irish For The Day

  1. HARPER AND HARRIS are BOTH alive and WELL in ONTARIO or is it WYNNE AND FORD actually no difference

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