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TED: The History of Saint Patrick site description for TED: The History of Saint Patrick
People celebrate St. Patrick's Day for a variety of reasons, but what are the origins of this holiday? Who was St. Patrick? Watch this video to learn more about St. Patrick, his life and legends. 
http://ed.ted.com/featured/JhveuSxg

 
Authentic Ireland: Irish History site description for Authentic Ireland: Irish History
This Ireland site covers a number of different events and eras through Irish history, from the first settlements to the 20th century. This is a travel site; please be aware that there is related advertising along the right side. 
https://www.authenticireland.com/irish-history-of-ireland/

 
All About the Holidays: St. Patrick's Day site description for All About the Holidays: St. Patrick's Day
PBS Learning has this animated video that describes St. Patrick and the traditions of St. Patrick's Day. 
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/744f6cb7-4a1c-45d1-9f0a-98eb7b4bd6ed/st-patricks-day-all-about-the-holidays
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BBC: Religions - Saint Patrick site description for BBC: Religions - Saint Patrick
This page from the BBC: Religions website is about Saint Patrick. The page provides information about Patrick's life and writings, as well as myths about Patrick. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/patrick_1.shtml

 
BBC: Audio slideshow: Croagh Patrick pilgrimage site description for BBC: Audio slideshow: Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
This audio slideshow describes, through image and audio, the annual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick (called the Reek by locals). Legend says that Saint Patrick spent 40 days on the mountain; today's pilgrims make the climb to seek penance. 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8204987.stm

 
Blarney Castle site description for Blarney Castle
Visit the official site of Blarney Castle and learn all about the tradition of kissing the blarney stone. There's a great video with beautiful imagery and a detailed description of the history of the castle, the stone and the south of Ireland. 
http://www.blarneycastle.ie/

 
The History Place: Irish Potato Famine site description for The History Place: Irish Potato Famine
The History Place has a description of the Irish Potato Famine, describing life before the famine, then the blight and the many difficulties the Irish people faced. 
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/index.html

 
Island Ireland site description for Island Ireland
An Internet directory to Irish art, culture and environment with hand-picked links to Irish history, architecture, music, news, genealogy, travel, literature, folk culture, archaeology, the Irish language and more. 
http://islandireland.com/

 
Crew's Nest - St. Patrick site description for Crew's Nest - St. Patrick
Learn more about St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. 
http://www.crewsnest.vispa.com/stpatrick.htm

 
St. Patrick's Day: The History site description for St. Patrick's Day: The History
This site provides a detailed description of the man behind St. Patrick's Day. Please note that there is a band of advertising at the top of the page. 
http://www.saint-patrick.com/history.htm

 
St. Patrick's Mission site description for St. Patrick's Mission
This site explores the story behind Saint Patrick's life, the places he visited in Ireland, and the way he is remembered today. From Ireland's Eye. 
http://www.irelandseye.com/paddy/saint_pat.html
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