St. Patrick would ring a bell to begin Ireland’s famous Shamrock Beer Fest!
Cork City, Ireland – Because many FM Observers have such strong ties to Ireland, we decided to take a trip and celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the Irish.
While visiting with Corkonians here in Cork City, we’ve learned many things about Saint Patricius, which actually means “patron of the citizens”.
Besides being the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick brought Christianity, shamrocks, and green beer to this famous island.
Patricius also rid the island of druids and snakes back in the Fifth Century, which both were a big problem until Patrick showed up.
Everyone in our FMO group that was lucky enough to travel here really enjoyed hiking up to the top of Mount Patrick to see where the famous patron saint used to go camping and drink green beer during occasional 40-day fasts.
After we return back to Fargo, we’all plan on helping out with the sand bagging efforts to save the city, since we’re hearing that the Red River Diversion Project is not quite completely finished yet.
It was a rainy dark night. I opened the bright bar doors. Both had a green and red neon sign on it.
I walked in and sat at the bar. The table was sticky and smelled of stale beer. Luckily the bar stool had a back to it considering the day I had. I was sore.
I got the bartender’s attention and ordered a tall beer. Took a gulp of it right away. Boy was it good.
There was a band playing in the dimly lit corner. A slender fellow with a harmonica in his hand. His music was very soothing.
After watching and listening to the music for a while, seven beers and a shot later to be exact, I started to doze off. One second I heard the harmonica off in the distance, the next I hear the sound of waves crashing. I was at a beach god knows where. The water was crystal clear. I had to go into it. I walked slowly into the ocean until the water was up to my belly button. Getting my shorts entirely wet.
That’s when I awoke and realized I pissed myself in front of everyone.
– Insane Ramblings From Random Drunk Bar Patron