Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Today we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, the Patron Saint of Ireland.

We made snakes at school but we learned that in fact there never were snakes in Ireland, so there were in fact no snakes for St. Patrick to banish. This information was obtained from naturalist Nigel Monaghan, keeper of natural history at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, who has searched extensively through Irish fossil collections and records.
For more information on St. Patrick and the banishing of snakes click here.