Saint Patrick’s Day – Origins and History

Posted on March 17th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, here are some stories (and a cartoon)  from the Archive about the origins and history of the national saint of Ireland  and, just for good measure, a story that explains the history of the shamrock.

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Tamworth Herald – Saturday 18 March 1933

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000484/19330318/079/0008

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Gloucester Journal – Saturday 30 July 1949

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000532/19490730/073/0003

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Western Daily Press – Friday 13 September 1935

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19350913/133/0012

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Western Daily Press – Wednesday 17 March 1943

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19430317/007/0002

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Evening Telegraph – Thursday 17 March 1910

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19100317/031/0001

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Manchester Evening News – Saturday 16 March 1901

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000272/19010316/040/0005

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