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CSN College Reclaims St Patrick’s Forgotten Wife

Shane Lehane

CSN College Reclaims St Patrick’s Forgotten Wife!

Shane Lehane, CSN Cultural & Heritage Course Director Irish Folklore Research Goes Viral! WOW Media coverage & press attention all weekend for the breaking news that St. Patrick was married to a lady called ‘Sheelah’. Thanks to research undertaken by Shane Lehane for his UCC PhD on Irish Folklore this insightful revelation was uncovered & shared around the globe.  

His specific research interest explores the relationship between vernacular material culture & calendar custom.  Through extensive research he came across frequent 19th century accounts of celebrating the 18th of March in honour of Sheelah, St. Patrick’s Wife!

Shane Lehane