Two years ago I posted on St Patrick's Day, trying to bring the true spiritual significance in light as opposed to the giddy, superficial crap that trivializes the significance of this day. I linked to it for I see no need to "reinvent the wheel".
There is one critical update. Ireland is on the precipice of legalizing the murder of babies. We need to intercede for that country as it is (currently) one of few bastions of protected places for babies. If Ireland starts that descent to national bloodshed, perhaps we'll be seeing some real serpents return to Ireland - and this one is far more deadly than the reptile.