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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 16, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

    Before Granny O’Grimm, there was St Patrick

    Fiona McCann

    Many of you may not have known about the meanness that was done on St Patrick, nor about his stint minding lambs and sheep and cows, back in the time when there was no guards, no papers, no speakers or anything. Before Granny O’Grimm came the story of St Patrick, as part of Brown Bag’s Oscar-nominated gem, Give Up Your Aul Sins. For the day that’s in it . . .

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    • Murphy's Law says:

      A jaysis poor Pa’thrick must be wowar ouwah…brrillyint so she was..Feile Padraig!

    • Paula Ni Riogain says:

      Go raibh maith agat as sin, Fiona!
      Sitting here, a bit morose, looking across the sun-scorched grass to the Pacific, wishing I could walk though a damp field to pick a bit of shamrock – this made me laugh.
      Well worth it!

    • Paula Ni Riogain says:

      Scorched Northland, New Zealand that is!

    • mary says:

      What a brilliant way to start St. Patrick’s Day!
      I’m laughing my socks off.

    • Fiona says:

      Isn’t it great – the rest of the stories are wonderful too. Look up “Give up your aul sins” on YouTube, and enjoy some slightly reworked biblical tales . . .

    • catherine says:

      @2&3 Paula Ni Riogain
      Oh my gosh. Your post really tugged at my heartstrings, Paula. Come back to Erin Mavourneen!
      Absolutely love the biblical ‘exegesis’ by those darling children in “Give up Yer Aul Sins”, which my mother and I used to listen to on her cassette tape long before the animation. Such a gem.

    • Kynos says:

      2 cute for words.

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