He brought Christianity to Ireland, banished all the snakes and converted the masses using a shamrock….that's what we all know about St Patrick.
However they are also some of the myths Professor of History Dáibhí Ó Cróinín will be busting in a St Patrick’s Day talk which is being hosted by Dúchas na Gaillimhe–Galway Civic Trust in An Taibhdhearc Theatre at 2pm on St Patrick’s Day.
In revealing what exactly we do know about our national saint, Professor Ó Cróinín will be laying bare much of the legend and may also have a few shocks in store for his audience along the way.
Tickets are priced at €5 or €10 for a family and are available in advance from the Dúchas na Gaillimhe–Galway Civic Trust office, Custom House, Druid Lane. The talk is suitable for ages 8+.