Tuesday, March 4, 2008

St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) Will Cost Some Green

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) could cost you plenty of greenbacks this year – $126 to be exact.

That’s the clover cost according to a St. Paddy’s Day index compiled by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, which tracks the price of various Irish-oriented goodies.

For instance, a classic “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pin will set you back $1.99 these days, while a green felt derby costs $5.98.

Meanwhile, Irish coffee glasses cost $1.95 each, and a U2’s greatest hits collector’s CD box is priced at a pricey $24.98.

Four bags of M&Ms imprinted with the Gaelic phrase “Erin Go Bragh” sell for $11.50, while a taxi ride home from the pub will cost you about $6.12.

Finally, a traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner costs around $13.50 – up from last year’s price of $11.70, while a bottle of Irish whiskey runs for $21.99 – a bit more green than last year’s price of $20.

These greenbacks add up to a St. Patrick’s Day that’ll set you back about $126 – up from last year’s cost of $120.

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