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Irish Coastal Club Presents: Why St. Patrick?

Westerly Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 7, 2020

1:00-2:00 pm

The Irish Coastal Club of Westerly Presents: Why St. Patrick?

Who exactly was St. Patrick and why do we honor him every year on March 17th?

Please join Liz Kading & David Iler in a lively exploration of the history, mythology, & enduring legacy of Ireland’s patron saint. Through lecture and music, we’ll use the latest scholarship to answer such questions as: did St. Patrick really drive the snakes out of Ireland? What is corned beef and why do we eat it on St. Patrick’s Day? Did St. Patrick have a wife?! & much more! 

This program is free & open to the public, & includes a spread of Irish foods & goodies courtesy of the Irish Coastal Club.

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