Legend has it that St. Patrick was a bit of a superhero.
“They (demons) gathered around the hill in the form of vast flocks of hideous birds of prey. So dense were their ranks that they seemed to cover the whole mountain, like a cloud, and they so filled the air that Patrick could see neither sky nor earth nor ocean. St. Patrick besought God to scatter the demons, but for a time it would seem as if his prayers and tears were in vain. At length he rang his sweet-sounding bell, symbol of his preaching of the Divine truths. Its sound was heard all over the valleys and hills of Erin, everywhere bringing peace and joy. The flocks of demons began to scatter. He flung his bell among them; they took to precipitate flight, and cast themselves into the ocean. So complete was the saint’s victory over them that, as the ancient narrative adds, ‘for seven years no evil thing was to be found in Ireland’.”
Who knew he was such a demon fighter?
There is so much richness to the story/myth of St. Patrick that we thought we should share some pretty darn awesome podcast apps whose content goes right along with enriching the St. Patrick’s Day experience 🙂
NOTE: All these apps are for sale until 3/18/2012 for only .99 cents!
Infuse your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with more Irish flavor!
Irish & Celtic Music Irish & Celtic Music is one of the largest shows dedicated to Celtic music. It is hosted by Celtic musician, Marc Gunn. Twice a month you can download this radio show of Celtic music by some of the best independent Celtic music groups online. They are changing the way You hear Celtic music.
Shite’n’ Onions Celtic Punk Radio Show from www.shitenonions.com
Engaging Ireland– Travis and Kathy Nelson talk about Irish travel, history and culture…as well as their own desire to live in Ireland. If you dream of traveling to Ireland and want to make your dream a reality, this is for you! Includes tips for travel in Ireland and information about places to see. Podcasting “live” from Ireland, whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Irish Fireside– Ireland Travel and Culture App! The Podcast on Irish Travel, Irish Culture and All Things Irish
A different kind of Green
There’s a lot more to green the just the color.
So you’re not into the drinking, partying and parades?
How about honoring St. Patrick’s day by taking Green to a whole different level?
Sustainable World Radio In-depth interviews, news, and commentary about ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, green living, and ethnobotany. Since 2004, Sustainable World has interviewed experts from around the globe; experts who learn from and work with nature. Discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.
Hope you enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
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Image credit via CC “St. Patrick” by jaqian