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The man who created St. Patrick’s Day is now long forgotten by Irish

You may never have heard of him, but we owe him a deep debt of gratitude.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:02 AM

Scotland now claiming Ireland’s patron Saint Patrick as one of their own

A Scottish historian believes that St Patrick, Ireland's patron saint was born in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Up to now, it has always been reported that Ireland's patron saint was from Wales.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:26 AM

The top ten best Irish toasts for Saint Patrick's Day

Whether it's a pint of the black stuff, a strong cup of tea or a McDonald's Shamrock Shake St Patrick's Day's a day for giving thanks. So raise your glass and give thanks with this witty Irish quips.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:17 AM

This St. Patrick's Day we ask did Ireland's patron saint really banish all the snakes?

It’s the season where folks celebrate St. Patrick, the man best known for banishing snakes from the green fields of Ireland.

By April Drew

Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:27 AM

The top ten Irish songs to avoid this Saint Patrick’s Day - VIDEOS

Make sure your party piece isn't making the Irish crowd at the bar wince this St. Patrick's Day

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:31 AM

Cardinal Keith O'Brien investigated for ‘groping’ priest on the day he was ordained

Cardinal Keith O'Brien is being investigated for sexually assaulting a priest only hours after he was ordained a cardinal.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:29 AM

McGeever is now branded a deceiver after confession to police

The Irish property developer who claimed he was abducted by the Russian mafia has now admitted the story was a hoax from start to finish.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:05 AM

Snow falls as Ireland celebrates St Patrick’s Day and The Gathering

Ireland has gone green for St Patrick’s Day – and the country has been painted white as snow fell and the cold snap deepened.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:58 AM

Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the meaning of St. Patrick's Day

Growing up in Ireland, Diarmuid Martin saw St. Patrick's Day as not much more than a national holiday.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:45 AM

South Boston's annual St Patrick's Day breakfast losing its fizz

South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast, once a mandatory stop on any Beacon Hill politician's schedule, will be absent several key figures this year.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:22 AM

Graveyears, four-lear clover and other Irish superstitions on St. Patrick's Day

Whether you believe in superstitions or not almost everyone you know takes note when it’s Friday the 13th and is more careful crossing the road, pouring hot coffee or walking down the stairs.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:15 AM

Declan Kidney’s era as Irish rugby coach doomed after shock defeat to Italy in Rome

Irish rugby coach Declan Kidney may have to say arividerci to his job after Saturday’s embarrassing 22-15 defeat to Italy in Rome’s Olympic stadium.


Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:12 AM

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