I know what you’re thinking. With a last name like Cacciatore, he can’t be Irish. But alas, you would be mistaken, as I am one-half Irish and proud of it. My old college roommate (who is a 1st generation Irish American) considers St. Patrick’s Day the holiest of holy days … along with the entire college campus of the University of Notre Dame.
In honor of the day, I provide you with an Irish toast & song as both go hand-in-hand (usually with a pint of Guinness reserved for one hand).
The Toast: “May you live to be 100 years old with an extra year to repent! Sláinte!”
*”The Galway Girl” is a song originally written by Steve Earle and recorded with the Irish fiddler Sharon Shannon on Earle’s 2000 album Transcendental Blues. The video below features a cover version of the song made famous in 2007-2008 by the Irish artist Mundy. Mundy’s cover version of the Irish song reached even higher profile in the U.S. after being featured by director Richard LaGravenese in the movie P.S. I Love You (click here to view a video that features the Galway Girl song and excerpts from P.S. I Love You).
The Galway Girl Performed by Mundy