St. Patrick's Day
Some of the folklore and objects associated with Ireland's patron saint in the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland
March 17th is known as the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. It is marked in Ireland and throughout the world with parades, religious and cultural events. The traditions observed today have been noted over the centuries and evidence for these can be found in the collections of the National Museum of Ireland.
Mummer doll 'St. Patrick' (N.M.I. Collection - F:1996.89)
Religious artefacts with associations to St. Patrick
St. Patrick and the symbols associated with him have been used to emphasis Irish identity and can been seen in these objects from the N.M.I. Collections.
Objects associated with St. Patrick from our Folklife collection