Sunday, 15 March 2009

Heathen Ireland

This green holiday is more than just cheap dollar store items. According to popular legend, the fifth-century Christian missionary to "heathen" Ireland used a three-leaf clover to explain the Trinity. The shamrock later became the Irish national emblem, proudly worn on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) to honor the Emerald Isle and its patron saint.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oooh, so much green. My favourite colour!!

Di Overton said...

What a shame the troubles seem to have started again in Northern Ireland :(