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Orange On St. Pat’s Day


St. Patrick is the saint of ALL Ireland, including the Orange bits. As I
had occasion to remind a colleague earlier today, the largest structure in
Ireland named after St. Patrick is a Protestant cathedral. “Patrick” was
until recently a common name among N. Ireland Orangemen. It was certainly
common in the Scottish border country from which they came. The great
American revolutionary Patrick Henry was from Border Protestant stock.


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