In case you hadn't heard, you missed it. The Vatican decided to move the Saint's day back to last Friday this year to avoid excessive drinking and carousing during the sombreness of Holy Week.
The response from celebrants has been, "Pope who?"
So, Happy Real St. Patrick's Day everyone! I was going to sing you a verse of 'Danny Boy', but unfortunately I don't have a mike. Instead, here's a kick-ass version of one of my favourite Irish tunes sung by Cara Dillon, who I am definitely going to have to investigate further.