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 St. Patrick’s Day was a dry holiday in Ireland until 1970.  Irish law, from 1903 to 1970, declared St. Patrick’s Day a religious observance for the entire country meaning that all pubs were shut down for the day. That meant no hard liquor, for public celebrants. The law was overturned in 1970, when St. Patrick’s was reclassified as a national holiday – allowing pubs to once again be open for the holiday.

Source: http://www.catholic.org

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