The Dew Drop Inn in Galway, referred to as the Myles Lee by locals. Photo: Michele
St. Patrick's Day—when amateurs drink too much, everyone suddenly has Irish roots, and people think it's a good idea to add green to everything. (Seriously, there's no reason to dye a river green.) Despite the drunken revelry that has become a routine part of the holiday, one shouldn't forget that today is about celebrating Ireland and the Irish. So if you do partake in celebrations tonight, please bypass the green beer and go with something Irish—a pint of Guinness or a shot of Irish whiskey will do just fine. Sláinte!