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Happy St Patrick's Day!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted March 17, 2015
kelly's cellars in belfast
Might be a tad packed in there today: Kelly's Cellars in Belfast. © Ignatius Rake

The R&H raises a glass to all our Irish readers and writers out there.

Happy St Patrick's Day to all our Irish readers and writers out there wherever you may be.

Go on, have a Redbreast on us.

(Cheque's in the post, yeah?)

Anyway, while you probably won't be short of music today, here's a nice little drinking song for you from the Pogues.

Nice pants, by the why, Shane.


And for all of you wondering why a Cornish international news service such as ourselves failed to mark St Piran's Day this past March 5, the reason was simple if somewhat crap.

Due to factors beyond our control, we were temporarily offline, coughing up thick phlegm everywhere.

But to make up for it, here's Cornish punk band the Vendettas with I Bin There.

Hat tip: Texan Cousin Jack and official Rake & Herald reporter David 'Papi' Duke.

Right, now back to the drinking.

The above two vids are embedded here on the tune-tastic Rake & Herald from the respective YouTube channels of ThePoguesOfficial and Tim Chapple, which you can check out here and here, respectively.

See also Thatcher exhumed, posted 24/11/13, and I Bin There, posted 19/5/14.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and Major League Eating speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

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