Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Mapping the Life of St Patrick
Around the world St Patrick's Day is a day for dressing-up in green, putting on a funny hat and drinking lots of alcohol.
Except in Ireland.
In Ireland St Patrick's Day is a day set aside to venerate the country's patron saint. A day to celebrate the life and achievements of the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. This is done by dressing-up in green, putting on a funny hat and drinking lots of alcohol.
This year why not astound everyone in your local Irish pub with your actual knowledge of the life and works of St Patrick. To do this you just need to Follow St Patrick's Journey Around the World with this Esri Story Map.
The map tells the story of St Patrick's kidnapping by Irish sea raiders, his early life of slavery, his religious studies and his miracle of driving all the snakes out of Ireland.