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Just What is Irish Road Bowling?

Looking for some post St. Patrick's Day fun this weekend? Consider joining the hundreds of people expected to visit St. Patrick, Missouri Saturday, March 19.  In addition to the special cancellation stamp and the Shrine of Saint Patrick, visitors will find the 5th Annual Irish Road Bowling event.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Big Dog’s Top 10 Signs You Are Not Irish!

This week everyone will be Irish especially with Quincy's 30th Annual St. Patrick's Parade being held last Saturday and St. Patrick's Day this Thursday and that's a good thing. There were plenty of true Irish people in the parade and there were plenty of Irish wannabes (and there was nothing wrong with that). But the Irish know who is Irish and who is faking it. With that said and just in time for St. Patrick's Day, here are my top ten signs you are not Irish.

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Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images

How Well Do You Know Your Irish History?

Let's see, we have the St.Patrick's Parade Saturday, The Blessed Sacrament St. Patrick's Dinner Saturday,  the Pub Crawl Saturday night, the Kelly's Fun Run for the YWCA on Sunday, The Irish Bowling event in St. Patrick, Missouri on Saturday, March 19 and a million other Irish-related activities this and next weekend.  As you can tell, some of these events are prior to and some after St. Patrick's Day which in Thursday, March 17. If you are not Irish already you will be by Thursday night.  With that said let's see just what you know about Ireland. 

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Paul McErlane, Getty Images

Do You Know What the Shamrock Stands For?

Shamrocks, you see them everywhere this time of year. You saw thousands of them Saturday in Quincy's 30th Annual St. Patrick's Parade, but I bet few of us know what the shamrock stands for. 

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Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day
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Here Are Your ‘Best and Worst’ St. Patrick’s Day Cities

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching and March being Irish-American Heritage Month to honor the 33.1 million people in the U.S. with Irish ancestry, the personal finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016's Best & Worst Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. Boston tops the list of best and San Bernadino, California is the worst.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Did You Know That Corned Beef and Cabbage is Not an Irish Meal?

It is funny how we Americans consume certain foods with certain holidays. Like turkey on Thanksgiving Day and corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day.  Both could be eaten anytime of the year, but we seem to usually devour it on the appropriate holiday instead. Of course the turkey is an All-American bird and it fits the holiday in November, but, in what may surprise many, corned beef and cabbage is not the main staple in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.   

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D.O. and The Big Dog
Ben Braun

A St. Patrick Parade Thank You [VIDEO]

Oh, Top 'O The Day to Ya!  Well, another St. Patrick's Parade is in the books. It was wonderful seeing everyone who came out today to watch the parade and "usher in Spring".

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Three glasses of St. Patrick's Day green beer
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St. Patrick Holiday Facts

We have been saying for weeks now that the St. Patrick's Parade will be here before you know it, well "before you know" is here. The parade is tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Quincy and we would love for you to come down and watch it between 12th and 5th on Maine Street. We usher in spring with the parade and this year the Parade will kick off the St. Patrick's week with St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, March 17. Even if you are not Irish, everyone is Irish this week. Here are a few facts about the St. Patrick holiday.

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iStock

Here are 5 St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies

A couple of years ago we posted some tips regarding how to handle a hangover from St. Patrick's Day partying.  It is a post that may come in handy again for some people. With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, and your pub crawl planned, you probably don't have a plan for the morning after. We don't mean to be a killjoy here—by all means, go out and have a blast—we just want to give you an edge on battling that inevitable post-revelry pain.

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New York Celebrates Irish With Annual St Patrick's Day Parade
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Shrine of St. Patrick to Hold St. Patrick’s Festival on Sunday

The Annual Shrine of St. Patrick will hold their St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Sunday, March 13, in St. Patrick, Missouri.

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