By Katelyn Snyder
Bests O’ the Irish:
Chemistry- Robert Boyle is considered the Father of Chemistry, and came up with Boyle’s Law.
Authors- Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Jonathan Swift
Dumbledore- Both actors who played the wise and loveable wizard in the Harry Potter movies were Irish.
The Titanic- Built in Ireland… okay so they could have done better…
Blarney Stone- Kissing the stone allegedly gives you the “gift of gab” (aka flattery)
Leprechauns- Because who doesn’t think about a pot of gold when they see a rainbow?
River Dancing- Lord of the Dance…what more needs said.
Music- U2, The Cranberries, Celtic Music, drinking songs
Celtic Cross- invented by St. Patrick himself, mixes pagan Irish sun symbol and the Christian cross
Actors- Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrel, Liam Neeson, Johnathan Rhys Meyers
Shamrock- the symbol of Ireland, luck, and the Holy Trinity.
Accent- We all envy it, and try to replicate it (usually badly).