You may not know this about me but my maiden name is O’Neal and any day that celebrates being Irish is good by me! So don your green apparel and celebrate being Irish for just this one day, even if you aren’t.
While not too much is known about the early life of St. Patrick we do know that he was actually born in Britain (shock!) to a wealthy family and at the age of 16 he was kidnapped in a raid and sold into slavery in Ireland where he remained for 6 years before escaping back home to Britain. During his time in Ireland he dedicated himself to religion and eventually returned to Ireland with the mission of converting the Irish to Christianity. All in all I would say he did an excellent job of fulfilling his mission – he became known as the Apostle to the Irish. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is an official day of feasting. Ok, how cool is it to have a whole day dedicated to eating?
If you are looking for a fun way to end your day of feasting this March 17th, how about some Gluten Free Irish Coffee Cupcakes? They are light, whimsical and a bit boozy, just like a good Irishman. A few of these and you might just break out in a jig.
Slàinte! (That’s Irish for Cheers!)
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