According to the Confession of St. Patrick and other texts, St. Patrick was born in Wales and as a boy was captured by Irish raiders and taken to be a slave. Herding sheep on Slemish in modern Northern Ireland he eventually managed to make his way back home. He became a priest and was sent back to evangelise on the island of Ireland. He was so successful that the entire island was converted within 100 years of his arrival. Today 17 March, the feast day of St. Patrick, we, the three Marys and all at NLI, wish you a very happy St. Patricks Day and thank you for your support and company.
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: c.1890 - 1910
NLI Ref: M29/20
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Weird to see something in colour on this photostream ! It is a special day indeed. I was looking at St Patrick's Day quotes this morning - this is my favourite ...
Día grande en Irlanda
Thank you. Very nice photo!
Trolleys didn't have wheels back then...I wonder how long your man had to wait?
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Thanks all. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.
So, he transformed the snakes into men.....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No snake jokes, we promised last year!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Hope you had a good St. Paddy's Day at Library Towers! (And see how I spelled it right? I'll admit to having one of those American accents where "Paddy" and "Patty" are pronounced exactly the same, though...)
Definitely showing dedication by posting on a national holiday Marys and worth it to see this in Explore. Congrats agus beannachtaí na féile Pádraig oraibh.
Karin Joy Passmore
Very grateful for Saint Patrick's dedication to the Living God, and for the opportunity to be a Christian. Grateful for my Irish ancestors. ~K~
Out of the three patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick is first and foremost. The other two are Brigid of Kildare, a nun whose name is highly prominent in Irish legends and folklore, and Columba, the patron saint of Derry renowned for spreading Christianity in what is now known as Scotland.