St. Patrick’s Day: Hail to the Irish

As everyone gets their Irish on today, with possibly just a wee taste o’ the Guinness in the PM,  here are two  items for the celebration:

1. Thomas Cahill reminds us here that the Irish should be credited with saving  Western civilization.

2. You can’t go through the day without hearing at least one version of  “Danny Boy,” so here are about a hundred to choose from, with everyone from Johnny Cash to the Pogues to Mario Lanza, Jackie Wilson, Tom Jones, Eric Clapton (yes), and, God help us, the Muppets.

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