Competition for St.Patrick’s Week!

It is competition time here at FlowersMadeEasy!!!

To be in with a chance of winning our daily competition: Tickets for two to see a film in the Irish Film Institute. To win simply enter our daily competition.

Just one day left and everybody in Ireland, Great Britain, The United States and many more countries are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with big parades, festivals, music, and “wearing of the green”. So here our third question of our St. Patrick’s Week Competition:

Who actually was Saint Patrick?

The daily winners will be entered into our amazing end-of-week prize which is a two night stay, for up to seven people, at the Kippure Estate Co. Wicklow. The winner of the Two Night Stay in will be announced on sat 19th March.

The more people you tell to enter the competition the greater chance you have of winning and do not forget you can enter every day!!

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St. Patrick’s Day

St.Patrick’s Day originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture.

It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Montserrat, among others.

In Argentina people celebrate through the night on the streets as the weather is relatively mild in March. In North America  one of the longest-running Saint Patrick’s Day parades occurs each year in Montreal who’s flag, astonishingly, has a shamrock in one of its corners. In the USA, the white house has dyed its fountain water green for the last two years, also Chicago dyes its river green for the occasion. Japan, New Zealand and South Korea also widely celebrate this festive occasion.

There are 13 comments for this article
  1. Belinda at 2:09 pm

    I have friends visiting from the States, going to take them to the Dublin parade, followed by an early dinner in Temple Bar and then on to watch The Commitments at the Screen cinema.
    Hope they enjoy the day…

  2. Mary Jordan at 4:22 pm

    I will be taking my 2 kids to the St Patricks Day Parade in Kilkenny and hopefully the rain will stay away this year..

  3. David Ferrie at 11:53 am

    I’ll be going to the Parade in Bray with my family, hope to get a photo for my 365 project that captures the spirit of modern Ireland, after that I may dampen the Shamrock with friends.

  4. Am at 6:26 pm

    I would like to wish my baby brother the best of luck I his Leaving Cert. He is the best brother anyone could ask for. In 2010 my brother spent 6months in hospital after being knocked down whilst going for a jog on our quiet country road. Unfortunately the diver was going too fast and seriously injured my brother. He was on life support for a few weeks but thankfully all his broke bones have healed and he is back to full health again. His big worry now is his leaving cert in June. My family and I are so grateful that he made it through such a horrific accident. We will be so proud of him no matter what grades he receives. He is a hard worker and deserves all the luck in the world.
    Happy St Patrick’s Mike day! xxx

  5. Deirdre Durran at 11:21 am

    Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.

  6. Mary Jordan at 11:41 am

    St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, wasn’t really Irish. He was Scottish. Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, in 387, to important Roman parents. He was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was 16. He escaped after six years and returned to Scotland. Many years later, he returned to Ireland, this time bringing with him the message of the Christian Church. He converted many people in Ireland to Christianity. He founded churches and abbeys and other places for people to worship and study. It was not always easy for Patrick. Many times, he was arrested and held by Irish druids, who didn’t exactly like this new religion. But Patrick held to his faith.

  7. Gillian Brown at 11:59 am

    Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.
    As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.

  8. Kerrie O'Neill at 12:22 pm

    There are conflicting thoughts on who St. Patrick was, from Soctland a slave etc. but there is suggestion he was in fact Welsh! He came to Ireland to spread the word of Christianity.

  9. enree at 11:24 pm

    St. Patrick was sent over to Ireland as young boy, He came here to spread the word of christianity. Happy St. Patricks Day Flowers Made Easy!!!!

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