Happy St. Patrick’s & St. Sheelagh’s Days

Happy St. Patrick’s and St. Sheelagh’s Days on March 17th and 18th. Allegedly, St. Sheelagh was St. Patrick’s better half and may well have been associated with the pre-Christian Sheela Na Gig, a goddess of fertility. While she is not much celebrated these days St. Sheelagh was very much in vogue for centuries before the Great Famine and the 18th March was traditionally a day when the all the ladies of the land had the craic and a few scoops. It might be nice to re-establish the tradition.

Enjoy the festivities!

(photo courtesy of Bridget Kelly)

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