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Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Updated Thursday, 14 March 2024
March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture and heritage. 

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St. Patrick depicted in a stain glass window 17th of March is Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Lá Fhéile Pádraig). The day is a cultural and religious celebration that marks the death date of patron saint of Ireland (c. AD 385–461). While Saint Patrick's Day is an Irish festival, it is recognised in more countries than any other national festival. It has even been celebrated in space by astronauts on board the International Space Station. 

We're honoring St. Patrick's Day and the culture and heritage of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by bringing together all our fantastic free learning resources on Ireland. 


Discover more with OpenLearn Ireland

OpenLearn Ireland is a section of the OpenLearn website that offers free learning content from The Open University for all who are interested in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland and the culture, developments and events on the island. Select OpenLearn Ireland to find out more. 


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