You are Here:
Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus

Author (Read 8057 times)

0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.

Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« on: Mar 14, 2020, 12:58:21 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_glHa8F7fA
Irish Dating Show - SNL
Kiss Me I'm Irish ! 


http://www.thesqueee.co.uk/tristan-isolde-2006/


https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/g16581031/best-irish-movies/
18 Irish Movies To Watch on St. Patrick's Day
From family friendly films to intense dramas, this list pays homage to the Irish spirit in cinema.
By Leah Silverman   
Mar 15, 2019


https://www.donegallive.ie/news/news/523781/dublin-s-st-patrick-s-day-parade-cancelled.html
Dublin's St Patrick's Day Parade cancelled
No decisions on Donegal Parades as yet




https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/523424/limerick-councillor-calls-for-cancellation-of-st-patrick-s-day-festivities-due-to-coronavirus.html


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/locals-visitors-react-to-cancellation-of-savannah-st-patricks-day-parade-festival/ar-BB117jfj
Locals, visitors react to cancellation of Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade, festival
Amanda Aguilar 1 day ago
,...
One Savannah native, who now lives in Atlanta, agreed with the City’s decision to cancel the events.

“I’m totally in favor of that because of the situation with the virus," said Mark Taylor.

While other locals, like as Lenny Wojnowich, are disappointed with the announcement.

“I thought they were going to go ahead and go on with it," said Wojnowich. "I think this whole thing is being blown out of proportion.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilís, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6] Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services[5][7] and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2020, 01:44:08 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
I love Gene Kelley ...  What a Hero ... and I'm a Man  ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Kelly
Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American-Irish dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likable characters that he played on screen.

Best known today for his performances in films such as On the Town (1949), An American in Paris (1951), Anchors Aweigh (1945)— for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—and Singin' in the Rain (1952), he starred in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. He starred in, choreographed, or co-directed some of the most well-regarded musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, debuting with Judy Garland in For Me and My Gal (1942), and followed by Du Barry Was a Lady (1943), Thousands Cheer (1943), The Pirate (1948), and It's Always Fair Weather (1955), among others. Later, he starred in two films outside the musical genre: Inherit the Wind (1960) and What a Way to Go! (1964).[2] Kelly directed films without a collaborator (in some of which he starred), including Hello, Dolly! (1969),[3][4][5] which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.[6][7]

...

He was raised as a Roman Catholic, and he was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.[39] However, after becoming disenchanted by the Roman Catholic Church's support for Francisco Franco against the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War,[40] he officially severed his ties with the church in September 1939. This separation was prompted, in part, by a trip Kelly made to Mexico in which he became convinced that the church had failed to help the poor in that country.[40] After his departure from the Catholic Church, Kelly became an agnostic, as he had previously described himself.[41]
,...

Material loss

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Gene Kelly among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.[43]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigadoon
Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.[3] Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards. It features two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpk9JNUDr9k
Brigadoon (1954) Official Trailer - Gene Kelly, Van Johnson Musical HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_tyRcAGeg
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron - Dancing Scene 04 - An American In Paris
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2020, 01:55:03 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://www.discogs.com/John-McCormack-John-McCormack-Sings-Irish-Songs/release/8714192
John McCormack (2) ‎– John McCormack Sings Irish Songs
Label: RCA Camden ‎– CAS-407(e)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Remastered, Reprocessed for Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1958
Genre: Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Opera

https://youtu.be/RAlsE1Hytc0
Little Town in the Auld Country Down - John McCormack

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=John+McCormack+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQCPifM-p8
John McCormack - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr6w_wU3RzQ
The Irish Tenors- Toora-Loora-Looral (LIVE)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCormack_(tenor)
John Francis McCormack, Count of the Holy Roman Church,[1][a] KSG, KSS, KHS (14 June 1884 – 16 September 1945), was an Irish tenor celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires, and renowned for his diction and breath control.[2] He was also a Papal Count. He became a naturalised American citizen before returning to live in Ireland.
...
John Francis McCormack was born on 14 June 1884 in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, the second son and fifth of the 11 children (five of whom died in infancy or childhood) of Andrew McCormack and his wife Hannah Watson.[3] [4] His parents were both from Galashiels, Scotland and worked at the Athlone Woollen Mills, where his father was a foreman.[3] He was baptised in St Mary's Church, Athlone, on 23 June 1884.
...
In March 1904, McCormack became associated with James Joyce, who at the time had singing ambitions himself.[5] Richard Ellmann, in his biography of Joyce, states that "Joyce spent several evenings with him" (i.e. McCormack), practising; along with Joyce's acquaintance Richard Best; McCormack persuaded Joyce to enter the Feis Ceoil that year, where the famous writer was awarded the Bronze Medal (3rd prize).[6]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI2HMjaeNYA
John McCormack - The Rose of Tralee. (Film clip) 1929
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2020, 03:03:35 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ze_OB1I5k
James Cagney - 'Yankee Doodle' Medley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wxb-wwQnA
Yankee Doodle Dandy - Jimmy Cagney



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cagney
James Francis Cagney Jr.[pronunciation?] (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986)[1] was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film.[2] Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances.[3] He is remembered by some for playing multifaceted tough guys in films such as The Public Enemy (1931), Taxi! (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Roaring Twenties (1939) and White Heat (1949), finding himself typecast or limited by this reputation earlier in his career.[4] He was able to negotiate dancing opportunities in his films and ended up winning the Academy Award for his role in a musical (“Yankee Doodle Dandy”). In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its list of greatest male stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.[5] Orson Welles described Cagney as "maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera".[6]
...

James Francis "Jimmy" Cagney was born in 1899 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. His biographers disagree as to the actual location: either on the corner of Avenue D and 8th Street[1], or in a top-floor apartment at 391 East 8th Street, the address that is on his birth certificate.[10] His father, James Francis Cagney Sr. (1875–1918), was of Irish descent. At the time of his son's birth, he was a bartender[11] and amateur boxer, although on Cagney's birth certificate, he is listed as a telegraphist.[10] His mother was Carolyn Elizabeth (née Nelson; 1877–1945); her father was a Norwegian ship’s captain,[3] and her mother was Irish.[12]

Cagney was the second of seven children, two of whom died within months of their births. He was sickly as an infant—so much so that his mother feared he would die before he could be baptized. He later attributed his sickly health to the poverty his family endured.[11][13] The family moved twice while he was still young, first to East 79th Street, and then to East 96th Street.[14] He was confirmed at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan; his funeral service would eventually be held in the same church.[15]
 ;D
The red-haired, blue-eyed Cagney graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City, in 1918, and attended Columbia College,[16] where he intended to major in Art.[17] He also took German and joined the Student Army Training Corps[18], but he dropped out after one semester, returning home upon the death of his father during the 1918 flu pandemic.[17]
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2020, 03:13:18 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hs6iXpInTA
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) – I Like Myself (Gene Kelly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_F00DeHZlU
Xanadu (1980) - roller skate scene
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2020, 03:31:54 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
Outlaw King



https://www.irishpost.com/news/edward-bruce-ireland-scottish-high-king-161726
Edward the Bruce and the story of Ireland's last Scottish high king

CHRIS PINE has brought the legendary Robert the Bruce to life in the much-anticipated Netflix film Outlaw King and it's a story that deserves to be told.

The King of Scots from 1306 to 1329, during that period Bruce famously led the Scottish against the invading forces of the English. It was a conflict that would come to be known as the First War of Scottish Independence and one that Bruce emerged from victorious.

A Scottish national hero, what's often forgotten is the close relationship Bruce enjoyed with the Irish. It was a relationship forged on the basis of a mutual enemy: the English. After a series of military victories between 1310 and 1314, including the famous Battle of Bannockburn, Bruce had control of much of Scotland.

He began pushing his forces further south, embarking on raids across areas as far down as Yorkshire and Lancashire. From there, Bruce's forces began to move west, across the Irish Sea, after the King of Tyrone, Donal O'Neil, responded to an offer of assistance against English forces.

It was then that Robert's younger brother, Edward, emerged as the man to lead Ireland. Crowned high king of Ireland in 1316, Edward the Bruce had fought alongside his brother, commanding a Scottish schiltrom during Bannockburn, where he had earned a reputation as a fearless warrior.

...

Eventually, King Robert returned to Scotland, while the extreme weather saw both sides lie dormant. By the summer of 1318, the weather had begun to pass. It was then that  Sir John de Bermingham, whose uncle, the Lord of Ardee, had been killed by Edward and hung from the battlements of Ardee Castle in the early months of the invasion, joined forces with Edmund Butler.

Together they marched against Edward the Bruce with a large force, eventually encountering Edward just north of Dundalk in what would become known as the Battle of Faughart.

Though details remain sketchy, some have suggested Edward the Bruce was the architect for his own defeat, refusing to wait for reinforcements and deciding to engage with an enemy force said to be as many as 20,000 strong. When his Irish allies expressed concern over the stronger enemy force, Edward placed them to the rear of the battle formation near the top of the hill, with 2,000 Scottish troops left to face the brunt of the onslaught.

It was an onslaught that proved too much. The Scots suffered major casualties, including Edward himself. A famous scalp among his English enemies, Edward's body was quartered and sent to various towns across Ireland while his head was delivered to King Edward II.

The defeat ultimately led to the complete collapse of the Scottish forces in Ulster, with the English recapturing their base in Carrickfergus Castle a month later.

It brought an end to Ireland's era of high kings but did at least shore up Robert the Bruce's control of Scotland. The Scot's campaign in Ireland ensured the English would never again launch attacks on the western Scottish seaboard.

Edward's remains were eventually buried in the churchyard on the Hill of Faughart, near Dundalk, County Louth, with his grave marked by large flat stone which was laid on top of the grave can still to be seen.
Though he was able to recover several lost territories during his time as King, he failed to fully unite Gaelic Ireland or bring about the downfall of the English government in Ireland.

His efforts in Scotland were not forgotten though with his memory living on through Robert, who ruled over Scotland until 1329.
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2020, 03:55:39 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
Damn Cromwell !
https://londoncelticpunks.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/a-curse-upon-you-oliver-cromwell-protest-the-london-cromwell-celebration/
“A CURSE UPON YOU OLIVER CROMWELL…”- PROTEST THE LONDON CROMWELL CELEBRATION
Ireland, London August 17, 2016




Every year there is a celebration of the life and achievements of the tyrant Oliver Cromwell here in London. This year, the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, we will be taking part in a demonstration to say that Oliver Cromwell was a genocidal religious fanatic and butcher of the innocent. A vicious war criminal, a bigot and a man guilty of the worst ethnic cleansing and sex trafficking of unknown amounts of Irish women and children. May his history be re-written and his crimes be writ large for all to see and to remember for all time.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvjisnEezgw
Robin Hood (1938) Welcome to Sherwood

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn[1] (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959)[1] was an Australian-born actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Considered the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks, he achieved worldwide fame for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland. He was best known for his role as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); his portrayal of the character was named by the American Film Institute as the 18th-greatest hero in American film history. His other famous roles included the eponymous lead in Captain Blood (1935), Major Geoffrey Vickers in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), as well as the hero in a number of Westerns, such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940) and San Antonio (1945). Flynn also stirred controversy for his reputation as a womaniser and hedonistic personal life.

Errol Leslie Flynn
was born on 20 June 1909 in Battery Point, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. His father, Theodore Thomson Flynn, was a lecturer (1909) and later professor (1911) of biology at the University of Tasmania. His mother was born Lily Mary Young, but shortly after marrying Theodore at St John's Church of England, Birchgrove, Sydney, on 23 January 1909,[2] she changed her first name to Marelle.[3] Flynn described his mother's family as "seafaring folk"[4] and this appears to be where his lifelong interest in boats and the sea originated. Both of his parents were Australian-born of Irish, English and Scottish descent. Despite Flynn's claims,[5] the evidence indicates that he was not descended from any of the Bounty mutineers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9rT7hvb6Aw
Errol Flyn/Basil Rathbone - Duel Blood/Levasseur (Captain Blood, Michael Curtiz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BDiNhe_YNQ
Errol Flynn - Captain Blood

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026174/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_57
Captain Blood (1935)

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Rafael Sabatini (by), Casey Robinson (screen play)
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2020, 04:19:51 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
Tara ...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Tara
The Hill of Tara (Irish: Teamhair or Cnoc na Teamhrach)[2] is a hill and ancient ceremonial and burial site near Skryne in County Meath, Ireland. According to tradition, it was the inauguration place and seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and it also appears in Irish mythology. Tara consists of numerous monuments and earthworks—from the Neolithic to the Iron Age—including a passage tomb (the "Mound of the Hostages"), burial mounds, round enclosures, a standing stone (believed to be the Lia Fáil or "Stone of Destiny"), and a ceremonial avenue. There is also a church and graveyard on the hill. Tara is part of a larger ancient landscape and Tara itself is a protected national monument under the care of The Office of Public Works, an agency of the Irish Government.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koaP6eAHObg
Gone With The Wind- Tara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo-QpOiEsiA
Gone with the Wind (1939) - Love of the Land / Tara's Theme scene
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2020, 12:18:55 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
http://www.legendarytours.com/louth.html
Louth and Armagh

Cúchulainn and the Cattle Raid of Cooley
(Táin Bó Cuailnge)

The Irish name of County Louth and Louth Village -- Lú -- comes from the god Lugh Lámhfhada (Lugh of the Long Hand) a/k/a Lugh Samildánach (Lugh of Many Talents), the father of Cúchulainn. Louth Village -- Sráidbhaile Lú -- was a centre of the Lugh cult in Saint Patrick's time.

Ardee (Áth Fhirdia -- The Ford of Ferdia), where Cúchulainn was forced into single combat with his best friend Ferdia and killed him. The standing stone commemorating Ferdia's death was erected by Maeve and Ailill at the ford a short walk west from the main street.

Clochafarmore (Stone of the Big Man)
(Outside Knockbridge)

According to local tradition, this is the pillar Cúchulainn tied himself to after he received his fatal wound, so he would die standing facing his enemies. The field where it is located is still called "The Field of Slaughter".

...

Faughart Hill Headstone on Edward Bruce's Grave

   Saint Brigit's birthplace and holy well, site of one of Cúchulainn's battles, and the grave of Edward Bruce, brother of Scottish king Robert, who died in a battle here in October 1318 after being declared king of Ireland.


https://babylonbaroque.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/that-other-gaelic-saint-brigit-of-kildare/
That Other Gaelic Saint-Brigit of Kildare

As the feast day of St. Patrick is fast approaching , I thought it a good idea to remember that Ireland has not one but three patrons. The familiar Patrick, St. Columba (perhaps another post) and dear Brigit-Brigid-Bridget (feast day Feb.1).
...
Brigit of Kildare (451-525) is best known as the foundress of a school of art known for its metalwork and illumination. The school is most remembered for the Book of Kildare, now lost to time. We do of course have the familiar Book of Kells, so I will include an illumination of the Madonna and Child essentially because it is lovely.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells
The Book of Kells (Latin: Codex Cenannensis; Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais; Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. [58], sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland and may have had contributions from various Columban institutions from both Britain and Ireland. It is believed to have been created c. 800 AD. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure. The manuscript takes its name from the Abbey of Kells, which was its home for centuries.



Last Edit by Gladstone
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #9 on: Mar 17, 2020, 12:45:01 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://archive.org/details/cu31924026124440/mode/2up
A social history of ancient Ireland : treating of the government, military system, and law ; religion, learning, and art ; trades, industries, and commerce ; manners, customs, and domestic life, of the ancient Irish people
by     Joyce, P. W. (Patrick Weston), 1827-1914

https://www.libraryireland.com/SocialHistoryAncientIreland/Contents.php

P.W. Joyce, in A Social History of Ancient Ireland, describes the druids as wearing white robes or tunics, based on notes by Tirechan about Rechrad the Druid of Amalgaid, and those in attendance with him when an attempt was made to kill Saint Patrick.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Weston_Joyce
Patrick Weston Joyce, commonly known as P.W. Joyce (1827 – 7 January 1914) was an Irish historian, writer and music collector, known particularly for his research in Irish etymology and local place names of Ireland.

A Social History of Ancient Ireland, 2 vols. (1906)

| - - -

https://www.celticdruidtemple.com/thetruestoryofstpatrick.html

Saint Patrick's Day is an Irish bank and public holiday held on March 17th every year, relating to Saint Patrick who made all the Irish become Catholic CE 400 by using shamrocks... so we are told… but historians agree that the man who did this great conversion by bringing the Catholic religion to Ireland was called Palladius (who was married with children), he was most definitely not named Patrick, nor was he Irish and there were no snakes in Ireland for either he or Patrick to eradicate and neither he or Patrick ever mentions shamrocks. As the current calendar is less than 250 years in use it cannot be used to establish dates in the early medieval period so it is highly unlikely that he died on March 17th 460ad. So, what is his true story?

The saint called Paddy/Pat/Patrick was not Irish. Historians agree that Patrick was born in 373 CE giving two possible locations – Dumbarton in Scotland or on the west coast of Roman Britain i.e. Wales. The Romans are said to have exited Britain by 410 CE. Patrick eventually retired to Glastonbury, England, where he died at the age of one hundred and eleven on the 17 March, 460 A.D. These dates do not add up; 460 – 373 = only 87 years of age, so was he 87 or 111 years old when he died? It depends on which spin you read… The man who is so well known to us as St Patrick was originally called - Maewyn Succat or Magonus Saccatus Patricius. His father Calpurnius, had been a deacon and a decurion and his grandfather was a priest, his mother was called Conchessa.

Pope Celestine gave Maewyn Succat or Magonus Saccatus the name of Patrick. The Pope gave him the mission of bringing the Catholic Faith to Ireland. He gave him many relics and other spiritual gifts, and gave him the name "Patercius" or "Patritius". This name is derived from two Latin words pater civium meaning the father of his people. The designation is like Patricus, a Latin / Roman upper class name similar to Patrician. Rome had three classes – Patrician, Plebeian and Paganus. Patrician was the ruling class, while Plebeian was the working and middle class leaving Paganus to be the name / rank for all those who did not obey the rule of Rome.
...

He also burned many Druid books if his confessions are to be believed. 150 Druid Books were burned and on Tara he caused a competition with a Druid Book and the Bible to be thrown into a barrel of water – needless to say the Druid Book sank proving that the Bible was a better book. But hang on, we are repeatedly told that the Druids did not have books!
...
Saintly misconceptions - St. Patrick was not Irish, St George was not English and St Andrew was not Scottish. St. David of Wales is the only patron saint who is a native. Every so often one comes across articles which erroneously claim that St. Patrick’s nationality was Welsh, English or British in spite of the fact that Wales and England did not exist in St. Patrick’s time. He was a Romano-Briton meaning he came from a Roman family living in Roman colonial Britain.



Last Edit by Gladstone
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #10 on: Mar 17, 2020, 03:02:56 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1387
St. Andrew of Ireland



Founder and companion of St. Donatus. An Irishman, Andrew was taught by St. Donatus and accompanied him to Rome on a pilgrimage. At Fiesole, in Italy, Donatus was made a bishop, and he ordained Andrew as a deacon. Andrew is reported to have become a monk, founding a monastery and rebuilding a church. There is no historical documentation of Andrew's life.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Alabama



Current flag
The Alabama state flag displayed at Helen Keller Birthplace, Tuscumbia.

Alabama's current flag was adopted in 1895. The legislation introduced by Representative John W. A. Sanford Jr. stipulates that "[t]he flag of the state of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white. The bars forming the cross shall be not less than six inches broad, and must extend diagonally across the flag from side to side."[4] Sanford's father, John W. A. Sanford, had commanded the 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War and he modeled his design on the battle flag used by that regiment.[5] The design of that regimental flag was a white saltire over a blue field with a circle of white stars surrounding the crossing. It had been adopted from the flag of Hilliard's Legion of Alabama Volunteers which was raised in 1862 and dissolved after the Battle of Chickamauga with parts of its 1st and 3rd battalions entering the 60th Alabama Infantry. The regimental flag accompanied them through the end of the war and was surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.



Last Edit by Gladstone
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #11 on: Mar 17, 2020, 03:50:33 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/st-patricks-day-coronvirus-virtual-parades-203121868.html
St. Patrick’s Day meets social distancing: How people are celebrating amid the coronavirus outbreak

What does St. Patrick’s Day look like in the age of social distancing? Subdued — but not entirely unfestive. With the coronavirus outbreak and restrictions on social gatherings taking effect, event organizers around the world, from Dublin to Chicago, canceled their annual parades and parties. (Well, almost — in New York City, organizers of the city’s canceled parade bucked the trend by gathering anyway to “preserve our 259-year history.”)

Elsewhere, self-isolating and social-distancing folks have found creative ways to keep March 17 merry. Irish actor Chris O’Dowd of Bridesmaids and The IT Crowd fame shared videos from fans of their private celebrations, many of whom used the hashtag #HouseParade. Irish broadcaster RTÉ also encouraged viewers to stage “virtual parade
...
https://twitter.com/MrJustinMac/status/1239979216579571712

https://twitter.com/i/status/1239979216579571712



Last Edit by Gladstone
 

Re: Saint Patricks Day Parades Canceled - Damn Virus
« Reply #12 on: Mar 17, 2020, 05:12:08 pm »
 

tahoeblue

  • Global Moderator
  • Mega InfoWarrior
  • *****
  • 1017
    Posts
https://crowcanyonjournal.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/london-2013-glastonbury-abbeys-st-patricks-chapel/
Glastonbury Abbey’s St Patrick’s Chapel


St Patrick with his wolfhound and some of the snakes he drove out of Ireland. There are also shamrocks in every corner of the window. St Patrick visited Glastonbury and some say he died here but the people of County Down in northern Ireland claim otherwise.
...

St Bridget with her spindle and bowl of fire. The famous Irish saint supposedly lived in Glastonbury for awhile.



Last Edit by Gladstone
 

 

Powered by EzPortal