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St Patrick is one of the best-known and best-loved saints in the world. His life and legacy is deeply ingrained in Irish history and society, as the annual 17 March celebrations in Ireland and across the globe show. Northern Ireland now has its own St Patrick’s trail, and many pilgrims flock to sites such as St Patrick’s Purgatory and Croagh Patrick. In The St Patrick’s Treasury John Killen brings together the legends, folklore, traditions and stories that have been associated with St Patrick across the centuries.
The book will include information on
- the life and writings of St Patrick
- places associated with St Patrick: Downpatrick, Armagh, Tara, Lough Derg, Croagh Patrick, Cashel, Slemish, Saul
- relics of Saint Patrick: Crozier, Bell and Bell shrine, hand, jawbone, religious statues, medals
- traditions, myths and legends: St Patrick’s Day, Snakes, Shamrock, Deer’s Cry, Pascal Fire, Conversion of High King, St Patrick’s Cross, Grave of Saint Patrick
Richly illustrated throughout, this is a unique celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, and a collection to treasure.