Here's a link for some St Patrick's Day goodies from Beverly's page. (Publisher of the Preston Speed GA Henty's, and homeschool blogger. (The second link will take you to her blog, the first to her lovetolearnplace St Patrick's Day Page.)
The following is an excerpt from The Confession Of St Patrick
And let those who will, laugh and scorn I shall not be silent; nor shall I hide the signs and wonders which the Lord has shown me many years before they came to pass, as He knows everything even before the times of the world.
Hence I ought unceasingly to give thanks to God who often pardoned my folly and my carelessness, and on more than one occasion spared His great wrath on me, who was chosen to be His helper and who was slow to do as was shown me and as the Spirit suggested. And the Lord had mercy on me thousands and thousands of times because He saw that I was ready, but that I did not know what to do in the circumstances. For many tried to prevent this my mission; they would even talk to each other behind my back and say: `Why does this fellow throw himself into danger among enemies who have no knowledge of God?' It was not malice, but it did not appeal to them because and to this I own myself of my rusticity. And I did not realize at once the grace that was then in me; now I understand that I should have done so before
Well, I'm off to start the day with some Irish Reels!