As I sit here writing this, I am being attacked by two Pugs, a Labrador, and my sinus infected boyfriend. So please forgive any missed spelling or grammar errors.
Big hint: if you’re looking for books on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t start looking the day before the event. They’ll all be checked out. There are a limited number of books written about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of them can be found in the juvenile section at your local library. If you’re looking for information on traditions like green beer and Irish potatoes, good luck to you. Believe me when I say there is precious little recorded history on these particular subjects.
It’s important to me that the information provided in this blog comes from both Internet and literary sources. This includes primary, secondary, and obvious myths that have no base in fact. However, for this post, almost everything was found on the Internet. I was a little disappointed that books were not a big help. I enjoy books and libraries. I like the smell. Can’t win ‘em all, right?
First and foremost, let’s (briefly) talk about St. Patrick himself.