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…

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Saint David

David, or Dewi was Bishop of Menavia in the 6th century, born around 520. The date is uncertain, as was the year of his death: some say 589, others 601, most agree he died March 1st, the day in when he is celebrated.

We have to wait until 1090 AD for the definitive biography, Bucchedd Dewi. The account, Life of David, was written by Rhygyfarch, the son of a bishop 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…