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Sinn Fein Society hold annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast

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This year's theme for the Sinn Fein Society's traditional St. Patrick's Day breakfast was Duck Dynasty. This year's theme for the Sinn Fein Society's traditional St. Patrick's Day breakfast was Duck Dynasty.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Duck calls resonated through the Savannah Golf Club on President Street Saturday morning as a giant bowl of flaming green grits rolled out of the kitchen.

This year's theme for the Sinn Fein Society's traditional St. Patrick's Day breakfast was Duck Dynasty.

Society members, decked out in fake beards and camouflage, gathered around the bowl after pouring in 190-proof grain alcohol and lighting it on fire.

"These grits are unfit for human consumption," announced the distinguished quality control supervisor after tasting the grits. "However, they're fit for members and guests of the Sinn Fein Society of Savannah."

Each year the Society gathers to eat breakfast on St. Patrick's Day and perhaps get a head start on the party.

"The Society is a bunch of Billy Goat Irish that really like to have a lot of fun," said President Bill Bradley.

The Society was founded in 1965. It began with just 33 members and as the Irish families grew, so did the organization.

While the breakfast is steeped in tradition, there's no mistaking the purpose of the gathering: to have a good time.

Experts say "Sinn Fein" means "ourselves alone." But in Savannah, the translation most widely known is: "the bar is open."

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