Saint Patrick

Patrick is the primary patron saint of, or on, the island of Ireland, along with Saints Brigid and Columba. Patrick is believed to have been brought to Ireland as a captured slave in the early 5th century..

The widely accepted details of Patrick on Ireland state he was captured by pagan raiders from Ireland and forced to labour as a shepherd boy, for six years, on the bleak Slemish mountain in County Antrim, Ulster. Read more…


Saint Andrew

Andrew is said to have been the brother of (saint) Peter and Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland; His white satire cross on a blue background is used as the national flag of Scotland and represented on the British union flag.

Andrew was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee, who along with his brother Simon, became followers of Jesus, the Nazarene. Read more…

Flagging Up Christianity

Flags: We seem obsessed with flags in Northern Ireland today even moreso than 50 plus years ago, flying them on homes, businesses. Lampposts, anywhere, everywhere to express, or assert, an areas National identity and the prevalent religious denomination.

Protestants are British, Roman Catholics are Irish and displaying flags lets visitors and residents know and accept which national identity and religious denomination is dominant in an area. Read more…