Paddy character jug produced in Ireland circa 1960. The term Paddy has generally come to denote any Irishman, since this nickname is widespread in Ireland where many of its sons are called Patrick or Padraig after their patron saint, St. Patrick. Rather then being a model of his saintly namesake, however, this particular Paddy has the features of the proverbial rouge! He recalls a type once familiar in old songs, ballads and popular music-hall sketches and stories, but perhaps now a dying breed in modern Ireland. A shillelagh forms the handle of the jug.