Pssst. St Patrick was Welsh

Indeed, according to debated tradition, the shamrock evangelist was a son of Wales from Roman ancestry, but known the world over as Ireland’s Patron Saint. Join RTÉ as they explore Banwen in the Welsh Valleys (Neath Port Talbot): the village which claims to be St Patrick’s birthplace.

Programme on @RTENationwide — 7pm this evening on @RTEOne.

Also, he likely didn’t have a beard, given Roman preferences for being clean-shaven; but more importantly his hagiography should remind us all of the plights that refugees endure.

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