And Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland in 432 AD.
Watercolour painting, 18 x 24 cm. (7 x 9.5 in) on 300gm (140 lb) cold pressed acid free paper.
“So, what are you doin´ for Paddy´s Day in Fuengirola?
“Agh, the usual routine on St Patrick´s Day, Mass, J.Bs, El Castillo for Richies Dublin Coddle”.
Guaranteed no shortage of chat, craic, singin´ and drink!
I always thought that Saint Patrick was all to do with Drink, a day off school and work, pubs closed and a dog show in the RDS in Dublin. But NO!
I checked it out on the net & and lo and behold:
It is unclear exactly where Patricius Magonus Sucatus (Patrick) was born–somewhere in the west between the mouth of the Severn and the Clyde–but this most popular Irish saint was probably born in Scotland of British origin, perhaps in a village called Bannavem Taberniae. (Other possibilities are in Gaul or at Kilpatrick near Dunbarton, Scotland.) His father, Calpurnius, was a deacon and a civil official, and hi…