The History of St Patrick’s Day


Last week we hosted our first ever event at local Irish pub "Doolin" so it's only fitting that this week we talk about the worldwide celebration that is St Patrick's Day! St Patrick's day is the symbol and celebration of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Folklore tells stories of St Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland and using the shamrock to explain the holy trinity. The reality is a bit less exciting. St Patrick was a Roman British slave at the end of the 4th century AD, who was captured and enslaved in Ireland. He escaped, but later returned to convert the "Green [...]