Drowning the Shamrock? Stanley Homes, Home Builder for Brevard & Volusia Counties

by / Tuesday, 11 March 2014 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.

river-green_1393992889Have you ever heard of such a thing?  The Stanley Homes family, custom home builder of Brevard & Volusia counties, fabricated some real interesting theories to explain this term but it wasn’t until we did some research did we find the true meaning.  Regardless if you’re enjoying company in your new custom built home, or gallivanting around town to catch a parade or a glimpse of some shenanigans, we wanted you to be armed with the right information so you can be an expert!

The custom of drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day known as Pota Phadraig or Patrick’s Pot comes from an old Irish legend.   As the story goes, St. Patrick was served a shot of whiskey that was very small.  Saint Patrick decided to teach a lesson of generosity to the innkeeper.   He told the innkeeper that an evil spirit fed on the innkeeper’s dishonesty resided in his cellar.  In order to banish this evil spirit, the innkeeper must change his ways.  When St. Patrick returned to the inn some time later, he found the owner generously filling all the glasses.  He returned to the cellar with the innkeeper and the spirit was so starved from the innkeeper’s generosity, that St. Patrick promptly banished it forever.

The custom may also be called “drowning the shamrock” because it is customary to float a clover leaf in the whiskey or beer before drinking it.

St. Patrick’s Day Toasts

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.  A quick death and an easy one.  A pretty girl and an honest one.  A cold beer and another one.


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