Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – St. Patrick’s Day Edition – (3/17/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’a special St. Patrick’s Day Edition – for this Friday, March 17th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. There are many Irish Americans in Massachusetts, but the most Irish state is actually New Hampshire, at least as far as percentages go.  20.2% of the people in New Hampshire have Irish ancestry.  Massachusetts is second at 20%.  Perhaps not surprisingly, Hawaii is dead last at just 4.3%.
  2. Among large cities, Boston has the highest percentage of people with Irish ancestry, at 22.8%.  Pittsburgh is second, followed by Philadelphia.  One of the highest concentrations overall is in the town of Scituate, Massachusetts.  There’s only 19,000 people there, but 61.5% are Irish.
  3. There are 10 U.S. cities named Dublin.  Most are in the Eastern U.S., but there’s also a Dublin, California and a Dublin, Texas.  The California city is by far the largest Dublin in the U.S., with more than 70,000 people.  It’s in the Bay Area, between Oakland and San Jose.
  4. There’s a reason for the shamrocks.  According to Irish legend, St. Patrick used the three-leafed plant, not to be confused with the four-leaf clover, as a metaphor for the holy trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
  5. St. Patrick’s Day could have been Saint Maewyn’s Day.  Legend has it St. Patrick wasn’t originally called Patrick.  His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed it to Patricius after becoming a priest.  And there’s no indication that he was EVER called “Paddy,” even by his drinking buddies.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!


(Zippia / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Irish Indeed /Mental Floss)

More about:

Recently Played

I Stand AloneJackyl
Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
Love Aint No StrangerWhitesnake
Time For Me To FlyReo Speedwagon
Too Much Time On My HandsStyx