Reading My Way Around the World

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to you all.   

We'll raise a glass and wet the shamrock 
and look forward to being out playing a gig somewhere this time next year.  
This is Ross's Monument in Rostrevor lit up for St Patrick's Day.  General Ross was part of the British forces in America that burned what is now the White House causing it to be painted white!  I've never noticed the monument being lit in green before but it looks magnificent.  There's a replica in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was buried.  
Here's a great article about Robert Ross - apparently the monument is built on the site he had planned to build his home should he have returned from the wars in America.   Some day when the weather improves I'll go up and take some photos - it looks right down Carlingford Lough to the Irish Sea.  

Take care, stay safe and see you soon.


  1. Hi Fil - Happy St Patrick's Day and am sure you'll find a clover or two with four leaves and enjoy the Guinness or equivalent - if the weather is being kind to you.

    The monument is lovely and fun to see in green ... I'll look at Robert Ross - and at least the White House is white ... stay safe - Hilary

  2. Hope you're having a grand celebration! Arilx

  3. Happy Belated St Paddy's day to you!!


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