Download and print out colouring sheets of St. Patrick's relics and learn more about Ireland's patron saint.
St. Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint and we celebrate him every year on the 17th March. Did you know that there are objects in the Museum’s collection that are believed to have once belonged to St. Patrick? These are called relics and are kept in very special and beautifully decorated containers called shrines. Discover more about St. Patrick and his relics by downloading and printing out these special colouring sheets and design your own shrine for something you hold special at home.
When you have completed your colouring sheets, why not send us a picture to email@example.com or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.
This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE History Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and students.
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If you would like to learn more about St. Patrick and about customs and traditions that people have when celebrating St. Patrick's Day, check out this article about St. Patrick's Day celebrations, parades, and badges.
To discover even more about St. Patrick's Bell and make your own bell with materials in your home, take a look at this craft video of how to make your own hand-bell.