I had it in my head that a few years back Anne Johnson of The Gods Are Bored had reclaimed this day for the old Irish God Manannán mac Lir; but I couldn't quite track down an official announcement on her part, instead finding this interview she did with Him. So now I'm not sure.
At any rate, official or not, I quite like the idea of reclaiming this day for the old Irish Deities, Manannán, the Little Manxman, included. I guess I just can't get all enthused about celebrating the guy who converted Ireland, you know?
Not that I'm actually Irish, myself. Scottish, Welsh, English, sure; but it's like once my ancestors arrived on the isle of Britain they steadfastly refused to get on another boat (well, at least until America was 'discovered', anyway). Perhaps this genetic tendency is related to why I can't swim? It's not impossible.
Who's your favorite Irish God or Goddess? I'm quite fond of Brighid myself, all fire and creativity, but of course She does already have Her own day, February second. Who would you like to celebrate today?