IRELAND (WEHT/NNDC) – IT’S SAINT PATRICKS DAY– AND THE BEST PLACE TO CELEBRATE IS IN IRELAND.
ASHLYN IRONS WITH OUR MEDIA PARTNER, WEHT/WTVW VISITED IRELAND TODAY, BUT THIS IRELAND WAS ONE WHERE SHE DIDN’T NEED HER PASSPORT….
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“FOUR LEAF CLOVERS– LOTS OF GREEN– AND THE LUCK OF THE IRISH–
THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT SAINT PATRICKS DAY
THE ONLY THING BETTER– CELEBRATING IN IRELAND ITSELF.
(ASHLYN IRONS ON CAM) – BUT DON’T WORRY BECAUSE THIS YEAR YOU WON’T NEED A PASSPORT TO GET THERE.
(SHARON SEIFERT ON CAMERA) “it depends on what you want to see, it would probably be faster to come to our Ireland, but if you want to visit the whole country, you’d have to go over there.”
MILES DOWN THE ROAD FROM SANTA CLAUS– LIES A TOWN LIVING YEAR ROUND IN ANOTHER
(SHARON ON CAMERA) – “we look forward to it all year.” “you know its Ireland, we needed to celebrate our town and saint patricks day and it kind of started from there.”
BUT 89 YEAR OLD HONORARY MAYOR FOR THE BASH–CLARA MAE BRAUNECKER SAID IT WASN’T
ALWAYS THAT WAY–
(CLARA MAE ON CAMERA) – “they used to and then it faded away and then they started up again.”
CELEBRATING SAINT PATTY’S DAY THAT IS– A MONTH LONG CELEBRATION– STARTING WITH PAINTING THE TOWN GREEN– BUT THE GREEN LIGHTS LIGHTING UP MORE THAN JUST THE STREETS THIS YEAR.
(SHARON OFF CAMERA) -“that was about 2-3 days after the tornado went through, 2-3 days, and it worked out
really well, we got some areas cleaned up, and were able to have it, so things would get back to normal.”
AND EVERYTHING TO A HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST TO A BIG PARTY–
(CLARA MAE ON CAMERA) – “they said I danced the night away, I don’t know if thats exactly true but…”
TO A PARADE AND 5K THIS WEEKEND.
BUT EVEN WITH THE RAIN TODAY– IRELAND STILL SEES A POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE
ESPECIALLY AFTER THEIR ONLY EVENT FOR THE DAY– A CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AT THE LOCAL
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL– WAS ALREADY INDOORS.
IN IRELAND, ASHLYN IRONS.