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Myths and Legends
St Patrick on Slemish
If you`re so special, how come we`re up on Slemish, instead of down in the fields under a sheltered tree?

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Paddywhackerry or Patron ?

“Guinness will be guzzled by the gallon, jigs will be danced and Irish eyes will be smiling (and bloodshot) in places as distant and disparate as Tokyo, Auckland and Boston. Celtophiles the world over will remember, in a bewildering variety of ways a 5th Century missionary who was once a lowly sheep herder in Antrim” – Roger James, The Irish Post.

St Patrick’s day is celebrated in the name of all things green, but how did this Irish saint who was most likely born in Wales, from Roman-British noble stock, come to be held in such high regard the world over. More...

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