What a Load of Blarney! 7 St. Patrick’s Day Myths Explained

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St. Patrick Never Drove Snakes Out of Ireland
I can remember being a kid and having been told that St. Patrick was in fact sainted because he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. ... more 
Photo by: Wikipedia
St. Patrick Never Drove Snakes Out of Ireland
I can remember being a kid and having been told that St. Patrick was in fact sainted because he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Not true. "At no time has there ever been any suggestion of snakes in Ireland, so [there was] nothing for St. Patrick to banish," says naturalist Nigel Monaghan of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
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Tue, Mar 12, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate Irish culture, which most Americans do by wearing green and drinking beer. But there's more to St. Patrick's Day than standing outside in the freezing March wind for a parade and then puking on your shoes. The holiday is shrouded in myths, legends, sayings, and customs that date back well before "wearing the green" came to describe your face after a tad too much Guinness. So for your edification, here are 7 interesting myths surrounding St. Patrick's Day, explained! -By Carolyn Castiglia



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