A History of St. Patrick's Day with Jennifer Carbery - Context Travel

A History of St. Patrick's Day with Jennifer Carbery


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Who was St. Patrick and what makes him so important to the Irish? Was green even his color? Join a local historian as we nravel the origins and the history of the English slave, St. Patrick, and discuss why the Irish celebrate all things green on the 17th of March.

We’ll learn where the parade originated as well as discussing the traditions associated with this day for the Irish. We’ll talk about the food and drink typically consumed as well as why the Irish never eat corned beef and cabbage anymore. We’ll finish with discussing just why Guinness requires a two-part pour, where the angel share from whiskey casks really goes and a few titbits on green rivers, green pints, sore livers, and some of the legacies of the day itself.

Led by an expert on Irish history and St. Patrick’s Day connoisseur, Jennifer Carbery, this interactive seminar will explain the ins and outs of St Patrick’s Day. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this traditional event and how best to commemorate it themselves.

Jennifer works with historical research around Ireland's complex history. She studied Anthropology and History as a mature student and upon completion she worked in Archaeology; digging the land for treasure. She has her own business providing research and content for historic sites, events, and radio. She teaches, assesses, and trains students, guides, and learners in history. She has written several apps for tours within Ireland.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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