Saint Patrick

Primary Christian patron saint of Ireland, a 5th-century Romano-British missionary and bishop

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Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is venerated in the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Churches, the Old Catholic Church, and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.

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Mary Lou McDonald posed with a banner reading 'England get out of Ireland' at a St Patrick's parade.
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St Patrick's Day occurs annually worldwide in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
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Staying in to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Watch one of these Irish movies on Netflix in honor of St. Patrick. What's your favorite Irish movie?
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Sunday is your lucky day. Eat and drink green this St. Patrick's Day plus save some money on your tab.
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Millions of people know Ireland's patron saint, but do you know the real legend of the shamrock? Check out these seven facts about St. Patrick's Day.
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It's almost St. Patrick’s Day! VacationRenter rounded up the top 10 cities in the United States to celebrate the March 17 holiday.
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