Saint Patrick Life, Legend and Legacy book




How a boy silenced by slavery became a man who spoke to millions, Saint Patrick is one of the most famous figures in Irish history. But what do the many stories associated with him tell us about his journey from slave to saint? How did this cult figure become a global icon, whom the world now commemorated with parties, parades and the cheerful ‘greening’ of landmarks. In this richly illustarted exploration, Marian Broderick follows Saint Patrick around Ireland and beyond, delving into 1500 years of devotion, scholarship and celebration.