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"originally chosen as the national emblem of Ireland because of the legend that St Patrick used the plant to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. Shamrocks have been considered by the Irish as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and this superstition has persisted in modern times among people of many nationalities. It is traditionally worn by celebrants on St Patrick’s Day, March 17 of each year."

Function: noun 

Etymology: Irish seamróg, diminutive of seamar clover 


any of certain clovers or clover-like plants with leaflets in groups of three, used as the emblem of Ireland, as the red clover, white clover, wood sorrel, or black medic

Date: 1577

 a trifoliolate plant used as a floral emblem by the Irish: as
a) a yellow-flowered clover (Trifolium dubium) often regarded as the true shamrock
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Virtual Quincy St. Patrick's Day Directory contains content-rich and interesting websites to over 102 St. Patrick's Day related links. 


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Pubs & beer are what to look for on March 17th

Irish dishes are served all over the Anglo-Saxon world and people from all walks of life celebrate, and meet, at their local (pub) or at their favorite bar or other  ”hang-out”.


Patrick, Saint          

Patrick, Saint, c.385–461, Christian missionary, the Apostle of Ireland. His life is largely obscured by legend. He is said to have been born in Roman Britain and enslaved by the Irish until he escaped to Gaul. He studied at Auxerre and later returned as a missionary to Ireland, where he made many converts. In 444 or 445 he established his archiepiscopal see at Armagh with the approval of Pope LEO I. By his death, Ireland was Christianized.
The prime source of his life is the Confessions, written during his last years.
Feast: March 17


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Ethnic groups:  Celtic, English minority.

Languages:  English predominates, Irish (Gaelic) spoken by minority. 

Religions:  Roman 
Catholic 95%, Anglican 3%.

Geography: Area:  27,137 sq. mi. slightly larger than W. Va. 

Location:  In the Atlantic O. just W of the United Kingdom. 

Neighbors: The United Kingdom (& Northern Ireland). 

Topography:  Ireland consists of a central plateau surrounded by isolated groups of hills and mountains. 

The coastline is heavily indented by the Atlantic O. 

Capital:  Dublin  



Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the U.S., on Fifth Ave. between 50th and 51st St. Planned by James Renwick, the cathedral was built between 1858 and 1879. It has 12 side chapels. The Lady Chapel behind the high altar was added later.






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