Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Not Quite Wordless Wednesday


The Blarney Stone is a block of  bluestone set into a tower in the battlements of Blarney Castle in 1446.  According to the legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab, bestowing upon them the ability to speak with great eloquence or skill at flattery.
The word Blarney has come to mean clever, flattering, or coaxing talk.
The castle, located near Cork in Ireland, remains a popular tourist destination, and you too can kiss the stone.

3 comments:

Lori said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too! Love this postcard. So cute!

Sanjay Maharaj said...

I remember doing an essay on Blarney Castle when I was in elementry school as part of St. Patrick's day celebration, an Irish brother who taught religious studies at our school Marist Brother's High School really got us into St. Patrick's day. It was fun as we turned our classroom into a sea of green

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I love this postcard - both the luscious colours and the graphics.
Evelyn in Montreal