Today is St. Patrick’s Day, commemorating Ireland’s conversion to Christianity in the fourth century by an Englishman, who was later declared a Catholic Saint. Today, Ireland is one of the most Christian nations in the Western World. The Protestants and Catholics of Northern Ireland are deeply divided, with a long and bloody history of sectarian violence.
St. Patrick's Day - not an event or day which I will be celebrating.
Speaking of the luck of the Irish, it seems they might be onto a winner fairly soon;
Test drilling by Providence suggested the field could yield more than 3,500 barrels of oil a day, almost double the 1,800 barrels needed to make the venture commercially viable.