Activity Corner: Tenby happenings, the Ides of March, St Patrick’s Day, spring starts
March 17 is also St Patrick’s Day, and an excuse to celebrate all things Irish. Time to wear green, drink Guinness and make leprechauns, maybe! Saint Patrick was a born into Roman Britain, and at the age of 16 was captured from his home in Wales and taken to Ireland as a slave. He lived for six years as a herdsman but eventually escaped on a ship back to his family. He later became a Bishop and returned to Ireland. It is believed, but not known for certain, that he lived in the second half of the 5th Century, and died on March 17, which is now known as St Patrick’s Day. As he was actually Welsh, perhaps we don’t actually need an excuse to celebrate! You could make rainbows with pots of gold at the end, craft or paint shamrocks, or make soda bread.