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St. Patrick's Parishes ICON



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Information from:

Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig (Pádraig Aspal Éireann)

This is an  Irish-language hymn about St Patrick.  It is based on the poem "Admuinemmar nóeb-Patraicc" by Niníne Éces, fl. 700.

It was written by Irish-born, English-educated teacher, translator and poet Tomás Ó Flannghaile / Thomas Flannery (1846-1916) (ref).


It was published in the Veritas Hymnal 1972, which described the tune as "traditional" and did not mention the author.   This book, and the subsequent hymn-book from John Paul II's visit to Ireland and In Caelo (1999), include only two verses - and this version appears to be widely known and used in Ireland on St Patrick's Day.


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