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St. Patrick – The Man Behind Worldwide Celebration of Irishness

courtesy Andreas F. Borchert

It is ironic but somehow fitting that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, synonymous with all things Irish, when in fact he wasn’t even Irish. Patrick was born around A.D. 390 in Roman Britain to a wealthy family and led a life of casual privilege until he was kidnapped by raiders at the age of 16 and spirited away to Ireland, where he spent more than six windswept, chilly years as a slave tending sheep in the vicinity of Killala. Read More »

Movie Review: Stitches (2012)

On April Fools night, I attended the gala red carpet American premiere of Stitches, an Irish horror spoof starring Ross Noble, an English comedian who has yet to be well-known in the States, but this film may help to start opening doors in America for him. Noble wasn’t present at the screening, but the film’s director/co-writer, Conor McMahon, and its ... Read More »