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    I’m glad you enjoyed your St Patrick’s Day celebration, along with countless millions around the world – in Ireland itself, and beyond.

    Nevertheless, this raises questions from a druid’s perspective. Did Saint Patrick really exist? Or, did the Saint Patrick we “know” really exist? If those Mediaeval accounts are to be taken at face value, it doesn’t seem like he was any friend of druidism.

    Tochuiriur etrum indíu inna hule neurtasa,
    fri cech neurt namnus nétrocar …
    … ban ocus goband ocus druád.

    I have set around me all these powers,
    Against every hostile savage power …
    … the spells of smiths and druids,

    Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, attributed to the saint himself.