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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day: a great Welsh Holiday!

March 17, 2010

Yes, you read that right. Here at CeltiConnect we are notably Welsh leaning, and we are convinced by the history, and the scholars of note that Patrick was a Welshman! The full story was written by CeltiConnect co-founder Phil Wyman for the Boston Examiner.

So, happy Saint Patrick’s Day and tip a pint for the Welsh this year, and remember that this Irish saint was a Welshman who went to Ireland to preach the Gospel in a foreign land.

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  1. April 29, 2010 2:05 am

    Thanks for posting this. I am on the board of Cymdeithas Dewi Sant Pittsburgh (Saint David’s Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.), a Welsh heritage organization, and we have been marching in our local Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for several years now. We also have a local Saint David’s Day Pub Crawl; interestingly enough, it’s not run by St. Dave’s Society; it’s actually run by Blaine Popp who is a member of a local chapter of Ancient Order of Hibernians — an Irish American organization. The Pub Crawl is wonderful, but it is small in comparison with St. Pat’s Parade. Some people have thought it ridiculous that our Welsh-American club would march in a predominantly Irish-American parade, but I have always insisted that it is absolutely essential and appropriate for a Welsh club to be in a parade for Patrick. When I began learning about Patrick many years ago, it became apparent to me that his first language must have been Brythonic which is an ancient form of Welsh.

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