Patrick: fact and fantasy
Did you know that the Shamrock predates the red poppy? Or that St. Patrick
was not averse to bouts of temper?...
Name, Nationality, Family, Education, Achievements...
things you didn't know about Ireland's patron saint Patrick
goes eyeball to eyeball with the King
It's often said of the Irish that we are an irreverent bunch, with a cynicism
towards authority and a healthy disrespect for figureheads and trappings
of grandeur. Did Irish impertinence emerge with St. Patrick?
History of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He died at Saul, Downpatrick
Ireland, on the 17th of March 460 AD....
Confession of Saint Patrick
"I am Patrick, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful,
and utterly despised by many....
Patrick's French Connection
Research shows that St Patrick is associated with several places in France.
Here, legend has it that St Patrick drove all the snakes from the island
of saints and scholars and began his conversion of the pagan Irish clans.
Derg - A penitential retreat
The Lough Derg Pilgrimage is a penitential retreat on an island in Co Donegal.
The pilgrimage is also referred to as St Patrick's Purgatory - it is believed
that St Patrick stayed in a cave there.
of a Lough Derg Pilgrimage
Lapsed Catholics, take note. The words `Lough Derg pilgrimage' are synonymous
with fasting, lack of sleep and bare feet. It's enough to turn off most
right minded people.
Shrine of St. Patrick
On June 26, 1932, in circumstances of great pomp and ceremony, a bell was
removed from its glass case in the national museum and sounded to a congregation
of over a million people in Dublin's phoenix Park.
Patricks Our patron saint is not the only famous Patrick. Here are some other
Patricks and Patricia's you may not have come across before