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#567 SHAMROCK SHERI crochet in greens or white with white apron with green shamrocks and green hat with green shamrocks 18" tall 18.00

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large puppy

IRISH PUPPY crochet and stuffed gr with wh spots or wh with gr shamrocks of felt #573C 15" long 15.00; #583C 7 1/2" long 7.50

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small puppy

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The Story of St. Patricks Day

The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn.

When he was 16, he was sold into slavery to Ireland where he was a shepherd for 6 years. While in captivity he studied and turned to religion. He escaped slavery and later returned to Ireland as a missionary, determined to convert Ireland to Christianity. He used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.

His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

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#321M IRISH TISSUE COVERS crochet white with green trim and either M1 shamrocks or M2 flowers on top with shamrock around the sides RUFFLE on bottom 6.00 ea

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#945 HAT AND SHAMROCK MAGNET crochet green 3" tophat with flower on front joined with a white chain to a 3" green shamrock outlined in white. 3.50

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#691 SHAMROCK PLACEMAT AND COASTER  crochet 11" X 18" placemat with crochet shamrock placemat and coaster 5.50

#833 SHAMROCK POTHOLDER  crochet potholder 8" shamrock 8.00

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#287E  SHAMROCK POTHOLDER  green crochet shamrock on both sides of a white crochet potholder  4.00

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney. Kissing the stone is supposed to bring the kisser the gift of persuasive eloquence (blarney).

The castle was built in 1446 by Cormac Laidhiv McCarthy (Lord of Muskerry) -- its walls are 18 feet thick (necessary to thwart attacks by Cromwellians and William III's troops). Thousands of tourists a year still visit the castle.

The origins of the Blarney Stone's magical properties aren't clear, but one legend says that an old woman cast a spell on the stone to reward a king who had saved her from drowning. Kissing the stone while under the spell gave the king the ability to speak sweetly and convincingly. It's tough to reach the stone -- it's between the main castle wall and the parapet. Kissers have to stretch to their back and bend backward (and downward), holding iron bars for support.

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#150 H RAINBOW WINDSOCK green stuffed shamrock with streamers of green yellow and white with shamrock rainbows and pot of gold at the ends 46" 20.00

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#150 E SHAMROCK WINDSOCK green and white with green shamrocks 46" 20.00

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The Leprechaun

The Leprechaun is an Irish fairy. He looks like a small, old man (about 2 feet tall), often dressed like a shoemaker, with a cocked hat and a leather apron. According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly, live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also possess a hidden pot of gold.

Treasure hunters can often track down a leprechaun by the sound of his shoemaker's hammer. If caught, he can be forced (with the threat of bodily violence) to reveal the whereabouts of his treasure, but the captor must keep their eyes on him every second. If the captor's eyes leave the leprechaun (and he often tricks them into looking away), he vanishes and all hopes of finding the treasure are lost.

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