Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

The 17th March is St Patrick’s Day, when the patron saint of Ireland is celebrated all over the world. These celebrations often involve a trip to the local alehouse(s), and quite often a novelty hat too! This week though, before you head to Wind Street to raise a glass to the man, why not find some time to pop into your SMU Library and find out a bit more about Ireland and the Irish? We’re an alcohol free zone of course, but we’ve got plenty of books on the country’s literature and history, as well as a range of travel guides if you fancy a trip to the Emerald Isle (I can recommend Cork!). There’s a lovely Irish-themed display in Townhill Library that might inspire you.

It’s rumoured that St Patrick might have been Welsh (or possibly Scottish). If you’d like to find out more about his life and his day, you’ll find lots of information on our database, Oxford Reference Online, which is accessible from the library website ( Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Philippa, my husband and I were talking this morning about a potential trip to Ireland, so those travel guides will come in very handy I'm sure!Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!