Portrait of St. Patrick~ A 15th c. carving of the patron saint of Ireland from Cty. Louth. Patrick, a Roman enslaved British nobleman who Christianized 5th c. Ireland, was also her greatest champion and the first on record to oppose slavery.
"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand." A blessing from Ireland