Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 11, 2014
On March 17th individuals and entire communities gather to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever wondered who this fifth century man was and why do people celebrate him more than 1,500 years after his death?
- Did you know that St. Patrick was not from Ireland?
- Did you know that St. Patrick was captured in a raid and became a slave?
- Do you know any of the legends/myths attributed to St. Patrick?
Use your RamPort login credentials to view this streaming video about St. Patrick: his life, his legend, the significance of the shamrock, and how various communities celebrate. Articles and scholarly research about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day may be found using U-Search.
Here is a little Irish to help you pronounce some of those phrases you might see on St. Patrick’s Day decorations:
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! - Happy St. Patrick’s Day
(pronounced: ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv!)
Slainte – Good Health or Cheers
Éirinn go Brách! (aka Erin Go Braugh) – Ireland Forever
(pronounced: erin guh brawk)