#OTD – Feast Day of Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of Saint Patrick.

St Darerca is patroness of Valentia Island, the westernmost point of Co Kerry. Much obscurity is attached to her history, and it is not easy to disentangle the facts of her history from the network of legend which medieval writers interwove with her acts. Her fame, apart from her relationship to Ireland’s national apostle, stands […]

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#OTD – Feast Day of Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of Saint Patrick.

St Darerca is patroness of Valentia Island, the westernmost point of Co Kerry. Much obscurity is attached to her history, and it is not easy to disentangle the facts of her history from the network of legend which medieval writers interwove with her acts. Her fame, apart from her relationship to Ireland’s national apostle, stands […]

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Feast Day of Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of Saint Patrick.

St Darerca is patroness of Valentia Island, the westernmost point of Co Kerry. Much obscurity is attached to her history, and it is not easy to disentangle the facts of her history from the network of legend which medieval writers interwove with her acts. Her fame, apart from her relationship to Ireland’s national apostle, stands […]

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Legend of St Patrick’s Footprint, Red Island, Skerries, Co Dublin

When St Patrick landed on a small island off Skerries. It became known as St Patrick’s island in his honour. Legend has it that when the saint arrived on the island he was accompanied by a goat which provided milk. From this island, St Patrick would come to the mainland to convert the people. While […]

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Feast Day of Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of Saint Patrick.

St. Darerca is patroness of Valentia Island, the westernmost point of Co Kerry. Much obscurity is attached to her history, and it is not easy to disentangle the facts of her history from the network of legend which medieval writers interwove with her acts. Her fame, apart from her relationship to Ireland’s national apostle, stands […]

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The Legend of St Patrick’s Footprint, Red Island, Skerries, Co Dublin

When St. Patrick landed on a small island off Skerries. It became known as St. Patrick’s island in his honour. Legend has it that when the saint arrived on the island he was accompanied by a goat which provided milk. From this island, St. Patrick would come to the mainland to convert the people. While […]

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Today in Irish History – 22nd March:

Feast Day of Saint Darerca of Ireland, sister of Saint Patrick. 1686 – With the return of a Catholic monarchy – James II – payments to the Catholic hierarchy are authorized; Catholics are appointed to government positions; replacement of Protestant by Catholic soldiers intensifies. 1768 – Melasina Trench, writer, is born in Dublin. 1829 – […]

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