Tips on How to Celebrate a More Authentic St. Patricks Day
Despite St. Patrick’s Day being one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the U.S, a
new survey found a surprisingly low number of Americans understand who or what they celebrate on March 17th. In fact, more than half of Americans age 21 and up don’t even know that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
NEW SURVEY RESULTS REVEAL THAT MOST AMERICANS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ST. PATRICKS DAYS IS ALL ABOUT www.tullamoredew.com
Survey results revealed:
• Only 25% of respondents know that St. Patrick was not born in Ireland
• 34% of respondents don’t know that the holiday (March 17th) marks the day of the saint’s death, not his birthday
• A little more than 25% of respondents falsely believe St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland
• Only 18% of respondents believe celebrating St. Patrick’s Day represents the true spirit of Ireland
AND…TIPS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE AN AUTHENTIC ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Interview with Tim Herlihy, Tullamore Dew, Irish Whiskey Expert
As far as whiskey experts go, they don’t come more Irish True than Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador Tim Herlihy. From his humble beginnings in the small farming town of Termonfeckin in Ireland’s County Louth, to his work as the North American representative for one of Ireland’s most beloved and storied products, Tim’s life and career have been marked by the kind of passion, warmth and love of whiskey that typifies the Irish True character. His current role as Tullamore Dew Brand Ambassador sees him bringing his career to a new level, as he travels the country, educating, entertaining and sharing his passion for the most Irish True of Whiskeys.
TIM’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY TIPS!
• Kick off the day with a hearty, traditional Irish breakfast; it’s going to be a long day and you’ll need sustenance – my favorites include bacon rashers (real back bacon, if you can get it), both white and black pudding, fried eggs and a strong cup of Irish breakfast tea
• Take in a local St. Patrick’s Day parade; in Ireland, a parade can be found in a big city complete with massive floats right down to a simple tractor parade in a small village. Every city, town and village has its own parade on St. Patrick’s Day. In America it’s no different – go out there and show your support!
• Catch some Irish entertainment; pull up a chair at your favorite pub and listen to a traditional session band or, if you’re in NYC, get tickets to the Craic Festival for the best in Irish film and music
• Go out and find an Irish True bar or pub; forget the green beer and shamrocks on the wall; an Irish True establishment has its own character and way of doing things; there’s sense of community and camaraderie and, above all, friendship
• Have a St. Patrick’s Day toast at the ready; toasting is a big part of Irish culture; it should speak from the heart and is meant to be shared with those most important to you. So, gather your mates, buy a round, and use this toast for St. Patrick’s Day –
And to those who’s
Glasses up to keeping
When those about you
Play fools instead
So don the green
And a drop of
Of that you can be sure”