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Ways To Celebrate St Patricks Day On Your Narrow Boat!

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Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 9:10am

Happy St Patricks Day!

4 leaf clover  Wear a four leaf clover

Four-leaf clovers are rare and are therefore considered lucky so wear one with pride today. Legend has it that Saint Patrick used three-leaf clovers to illustrate the concept of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

4 leaf clover Try Irish Dancing

May be best doing this one off the boat!  Also top tip - Alcohol will improve your moves.

4 leaf clover Catch a leprechaun

If you can catch a leprechaun he is honhoured to tell you where his pot of gold is hidden, but keep an eye on him he is liable to disappear if you look away!

4 leaf clover Bake green cupcakes

Afternoon tea on the canal wouldn’t be complete without some cupcakes, but following the Irish theme make St Patrick Day green ones. Yummy!

  Make a something green with the kids

Create some good luck by making four leaf clover crafts with the kids. You will be able to keep it on-board for good luck all year round.

4 leaf clover  Fly the Irish flag

Talking of flags its worth mentioning that you can’t fly the union jack flag on your vessel only the Red Ensign!

4 leaf clover  Make an Irish cocktail

Irish Flag
Ingredients:
1 oz. Brandy
1 oz. Green Crème de Menthe
1 oz. Bailey's Irish Crème

Directions: Pour the crème de menthe into a cafe glass or a cordial glass. Place a teaspoon on the back of the glass and pour the Irish crème slowly over the back of the spoon so that it floats on top of the crème de menthe. Then pour the brandy slowly over the back of the spoon so that it floats on top of the Irish crème.

4 leaf clover  Watch this amazing video.

The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day to kick off the weekend celebration amazing! Didn’t think it would be possible. Maybe we should try this on the Thames?

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