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St. Patrick Was A Fraud; Ireland Is Not

Adrien Toyon, Ethan Egiguren and Titouan Boyer star in ‘Hope Springs Eternal’.

cinema // Dec 17, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Do you know where the Emerald Isle is?

Because I didn’t until I googled it. I’m as ignorant as they come when identifying parts of Europe. Clips rain down from places like Hossegor, Nazare, and Supertubos — as far as I know, those waves are in the Adriatic Sea.

While Stab’s editor in chief lollygags through the Swiss Alps, I’m here in a little place called America, drinking blue mountains and waiting for the McDonalds drive-through lady to heave a McGriddle into my pharynx. 

Our cultured friends at Wasted Talent and Vans sent over a clip featuring Adrien Toyon, Ethan Egiguren, and Titouan Boyer rummaging through the Emerald Isle, which gave me the green light to do some research. Read along, fellow yanks:

  • Ireland! Technically, there is a town called Emerald Isle off the coast of North Carolina, but the right-hand drive steering in the land rover lets us know this is no new world society.
  • While many assume the name “Emerald Isle” is just a description of the country’s lush green hills, it actually comes from a poem written by William Drennan. He was a political radical who published creative works supporting Catholic emancipation and civil rights. Sounds dicey, more nerd details here.
  • St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was kidnapped by raiders at 16 and brought back to Ireland to be enslaved as a sheepherder. Total fraud, canceled until further notice.

Ok, enough knowledge for one day. Tap into the super hot gloves n’ booties action here.


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