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Patrick's mission to Ireland from the Pope, Kilkenny cathedral

Who Was St. Patrick?

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Though many of us think we are celebrating Irish culture by dressing like leprechauns or decorating with three-leaf clovers, these fun activities do not fully represent the historical and religious meaning of the holiday. In a recent blog post, Marc Vinyard, research and instruction librarian and history liaison, writes about the life of the holiday's namesake and the celebration of Irish culture and heritage that comes every March 17th.