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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."
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
trifoliolate plant used as a floral emblem by the Irish: as
a) a yellow-flowered clover (Trifolium dubium) often regarded as the true shamrock
b) : WOOD SORREL
c) : WHITE CLOVER
& beer are
what to look for on March 17th
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, 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
Lucky Leprechaun's Lane - trace your roots from Ireland, look for the pot o' gold, or try the word puzzle.
On St. Patrick s Day
St. Patrick's Day Festivals from around the Globe
100 Links to Irish Sites
Browse Ireland - complete guide to everything Irish.
Eirepages - links relating to Ireland and Irish things.
Global Irish - gateway to a global community.
ieSearch - searched only for sites with the .ie domain.
The Irish Times from 4.00 a.m. each day.
The Irish Independent on the Web
Boole Library, University College Cork - comprehensive information source on all aspects of the library services and collections.
Dublin City University Library
University College Galway - James Hardiman Library
University of Limerick - Library and Information Services
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