Why Would We Celebrate March 17th?

Why Would We Celebrate March 17th?  Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Presenter: Vanessa Hammond

March, 2021

A copy of a copy of Ptolemy’s map of what we now call the British Isles, drawn around 2,000 years ago.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greek_world_map_after_Ptolemy%27s_1st_projection.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_Europe Note the glaciation limits.

https://www.unrv.com/provinces/hibernia.php Roman invasion of Ireland?

http://www.logoslibrary.org/patrick/coroticus.html The Epistola ad Coroticum. Who is writing? To whom? What does he state as the reason for his anger? Read again, why is the real reason?

https://www.ancient.eu/article/1162/the-vikings-in-ireland/ Vikings changed landscape, settlement patterns, genetics and language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normans_in_Ireland Who were the invaders? What was the Pale? Who was not allowed to live in this part of Ireland?

An Gorta Mór The Great Hunger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)

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