The Irish love a good story so much that the art of embellishing a tale is often called “Irish liberty.” The legend of Saint Patrick is steeped in such adornments: A Christian missionary about whom very little factual information is known, Saint Patrick is said to have chased the entire snake population of Ireland into the sea, using only a wooden staff. This feat not only sold the Irish on Catholicism, but also scored ol’ Paddy his own national holiday. In America, his good name represents the most acceptable reason all... More >>>