It’s interesting… while America has embraced St Patrick’s Day and pretty much taken it on as their own, it’s beginning to look like the Irish have taken a shining to the 4th of July. Like in the US, it’s a perfect mid-summer break, and the Irish are doing a few things to give it an Irish flair.
Today, Shannon Airport was abuzz with Clare FM Radio on site to welcome transatlantic visitors… even Uncle Sam (I guess that’s America’s equivalent of a leprechaun) was on hand to greet the passengers in the arrivals hall. The forecasters are even promising some American-style weather with high temperatures and sunshine for the weekend (today it’s on-again, off-again sunshine).
A Taste of America
One of the supermarket chains is offering a Taste of America special. With such American favorites as… pancakes, milkshakes, fajitas, chicken nuggets, “barbeque marshmallows,” peanut butter, popcorn, and hotdogs (from a jar… um, yuck).
Meanwhile, in Moneygall
And in Barack Obama’s ancestral village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, they’re hosting an American Festival with FOUR DAYS of activities. Unfortunately, fireworks don’t appear to be in the plan 🙁
Happy Independence Day to All!!!