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Kate's 3 Simple Steps to a Great St. Patrick's Day!

This may come as a shock, but some of us at Acquia aren't afraid to have a drink every once in a while. And what better time of year to discuss the finer points of beer and drinking than St. Patrick's day, right?

Acquia's Beer TapBeer tap in the Acquia kitchen
St. Patrick's day isn't just for the Irish anymore. Everyone should plan to be Irish for a day and celebrate on St. Patrick's Day. I've pulled together this blog post to help make sure this St. Patrick's Day and all other St. Patrick's Days that follow will be great!

Step 1: You need to get a drink. Preferably an Irish one! Some drinks to choose from Irish whiskey, Jameson, Bushmills, tullamore dew, irish cream (bailey’s). If you prefer to have a beer or “beoir” in Irish, here are my recommendations:
Step 2: Now that you have a drink you need an irish toast! Here are a few of my favorites:

"It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money!"

"My friends are the best friends Loyal, willing and able. Now let’s get to drinking! All glasses off the table!"

"May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish angels, Smile upon you St. Patrick's Day."

"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty."

Step 3: Last but not least, you should have a great location. Any good irish pub will do, but there are a few destinations above all.
Chicago River for St. Patrick's DayChicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day
  1. Dublin, Ireland
  2. New York City
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
I was fortunate enough to be able to spend St. Patrick's day two years ago in Dublin. It was truly amazing. Being of Irish descent, I personally try to embrace my Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day.

Holly & Kate on St. Patrick's Day My mom and I, at an Irish pub in Dublin on St. Patrick's day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
'Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!'
Pronounced "Law Ale-yeh Pawd-rig Sunna Deev!" Learn to say it:

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