The History of Saint Patrick

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SAINT BRIGID
Ireland also has a female patron Saint: Saint Brigid.

 

ANCIENT HERO
Cuchulainn: The defiant Hound of Ulster

 

HEAVY READING
Trinity College and its ancient Book of Kells.

 

WARRIOR PRINCESS
Heroine Grace O'Malley was 'Queen of the Irish Seas'.

 

BRIAN BORU
Was he the last great high king of Ireland?

 

NOT JUST DOORS
Dublin's history from the Vikings to the Celts.

 

The Patron Saint of Ireland was born into either a Scottish or English family in the fourth century. He was captured as a teenager by Niall of the Nine Hostages who was to become a King of all Ireland.

He was sold into slavery in Ireland and put to work as a shepherd. He worked in terrible conditions for six years drawing comfort in the Christian faith that so many of his people had abandoned under Roman rule.

Patrick had a dream that encouraged him to flee his captivity and to head South where a ship was to be waiting for him. He travelled over 200 miles from his Northern captivity to Wexford town where, sure enough, a ship was waiting to enable his escape.

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St. Patrick's Figurine


St. Patrick's Figurine With his flowing robes, Celtic cross, and staff, this beloved patron saint of Ireland cuts a commanding figure. Imported. Polyresin. 5" tall.
 

St Patrick's Shrine Bell Pendant


St Patrick's Shrine Bell Pendant A sterling silver interpretation of the venerated Irish shrine built in 1100 AD to house the bell of St. Patrick. Captivatingly engraved on four sides and accentuated with two stones of black onyx. Imported. Gift boxed. 1" bell on 18" chain.
 

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Saint Patrick from The Book of Kells
Saint Patrick from The Book of Kells