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Saint Patricks Day by any other name?

Updated on February 28, 2013

No no to St Patty’s day

Please do not call it this wonderful day "St Patty’s day". Look at the pictures below-Does that magnificant mountain look like it could be called "Croagh Patty"No it doesn't!

It’s bad enough that some people in Ireland call it Paddys day -but at least Paddy is a commonly used abbreviation for the name Patrick-or the Irish (Gaelic)version of the name - Padraig.

Patty might be an Americanisation-but it does not sound good or genuine.We all speak English and Patrick is not difficult to say –so please use it?

It’s Irish and should remain Irish. Please respect it, and have fun.

Some real genuine modern rural Irish Photos -with a twist-for your Saint Patricks day enjoyment.

Croagh Patrick

Bra chain on Croagh Patrick-Irelands Holy Mountain
Bra chain on Croagh Patrick-Irelands Holy Mountain | Source

Irelands Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick-near Westport Co.Mayo where the Record Breaking attempt for the Longest Bra Chain in the World was made.

Funds were raised for Cancer in the process

Fundraising Bra Chain on Irelands Holy Mountain-Croagh Patrick

With view of beautiful Clew Bay.
With view of beautiful Clew Bay. | Source
Not bad for an Irish November.
Not bad for an Irish November. | Source
Croagh Patrick Irelands Holy Mountain named after Saint. Patrick himself.
Croagh Patrick Irelands Holy Mountain named after Saint. Patrick himself. | Source
A common sight in rural Ireland. You just have to wait
A common sight in rural Ireland. You just have to wait | Source
A West of Ireland phenomenon-also not uncommon. But be careful they don't seem to recognize danger!
A West of Ireland phenomenon-also not uncommon. But be careful they don't seem to recognize danger! | Source

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Beautiful photos taken. Amazing there is a bra-chain , never heard of it. Yeah, why do people change it to St. Paddy day?? St.Patrick's name should be honored as it is. Voted up

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      bredandagnes 4 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you so much . The bra chain is a concept used to increase awareness of Breast Cancer and to raise funds-it is in the Guinness book of records. Australia holds the record with 166,625 bras, -101.7 miles. Unfortunately we didn't beat them-but we raised lots of money!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow! Awesome fund raising concept! Doing a good deed for the needy. That's a good cause. Thanks fore elaboration.

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