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St. Paddy's Doesn't Take Much Green

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 17:08 GMT

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) doesn’t have to cost a lot of green.

In fact, making the traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage can be done on a tight budget with today’s bargains.

Corned beef currently runs from $0.97 to $2.99 per pound, while green cabbage only costs about $0.19 a pound.

A loaf of rye bread goes for about $3, while a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey costs around $16.99 at grocery stores.

A pint of Guinness at your local Irish pub sets you back about $5 – and prices may be even lower during happy hour.

Since a pot of gold is hard to come by in this economy, opt for a bag of $1.79 gold coins from instead.

Finally, for entertainment, offers bagpipes starting around $150 each. But if you have extra greenbacks you may want to splurge on renting a leprechaun midget for $200 an hour from