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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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