Clovers & Shamrocks

The word “Shamrock” comes from an earlier Irish word, “Seamrog” which means “Summer Plant”. It has long been the unofficial symbol of Ireland and can be seen everywhere on St. Patrick’s day. This maybe because of a legend surrounding the plant and St. Patrick himself. It seems that St. Patrick was having a hard time converting those in Ireland to Christianity. While giving an open air sermon the saint bent down picked a shamrock held it up to those gathered there and told them that the three leaves were proof of the holy trinity. It has been said that a shamrock’s leaves will point upward before an approaching storm, and that snakes will not rest in patches of the plant.

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