Order your virtual drinks for St Patrick's Day

Now you can be a plastic Paddy online

Homesick descendants of the Emerald Isle too tight to buy a round of drinks on St Patrick's Day can e-mail as many as they like to friends instead. In celebration of one of the booziest saint's days in the calendar VirtualIreland.com is offering its readers the chance to send a virtual drink to anyone not already down the pub enjoying the Craic. There's a choice between a couple of pints of the black stuff, whiskey, Irish cream liqueur or flat warm beer. "There is a serious side to the site," said the Webleprechaun, "but I'm banjaxed if I know what it is." ®

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