Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with William Butler Yeats

Happy St Patrick’s Day! This day in 432 is the traditional date when Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland. He escaped after six years and returned to Britain, where he studied Christianity and was ordained a priest. HeContinue reading “Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with William Butler Yeats”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  March 17, 2013 is officially St. Patrick’s Day.  OnTheRoad is celebrating this auspicious event by thumbing through Charles Gidley’s “The Book of Kells,” a remarkable resource for those, like me, who enjoying looking at pictures as they read. The Book of Kells, often times referred to as the Book of Columba, is Ireland’s greatestContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”