As a part-Irish lass, I'm still not so keen on St. Patrick's Day. Running all of the "snakes" (AKA pagans) out of Ireland just doesn't sit well with me. Even so, plenty of Irish (and non-Irish) folks gather to celebrate the 17th with a pint or two every year and that leads to some really fun Irish drinking songs!
Irish drinking songs are often jovial (if a bit pugnacious), mood-lightening ditties that just shake you out of your doldrums. I love a good Irish song, period, and I'll take the music over the standard holiday. Pinch me, I dare ya!
So which Irish drinking songs are your favorites? "The Wild Rover?" "7 Drunken Nights?" Share your favorites in the chat.
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