St. Patrick’s Day Blessing On You / Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
/ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv/
“No enemy speaks slightingly of Irish Music, and no friend need fear to boast of it. It is without a rival Its antique war-tunes, such as those of O’Byrne, O’Donnell, MacAlistrum and Brian Boru, stream and crash upon the ear like the warriors of a hundred glens meeting; and you are borne with them to battle, and they and you charge and struggle amid cries and battle-axes and stinging arrows.”
Thomas Davis. 14 October 1814 – 16 September 1845
Irish revolutionary and writer