Dúil mhór insan aimin Patrick

Seo píosa gearrtha on colún Beocheist o Art Ó Maolfabhail insan Irish Times inniu… áitínn sé go raibh ‘s go bhfuil meas mór ar Phádraig le gach uile creideamh agus traidisiún ar an oileán…

Bhí dúil mhór ag na Normannaigh san ainm Patrick, rud nach raibh ag gnáthmhuintir na hÉireann go dtí i bhfad níos déanaí. In aimsir Liam Oráiste, mar shampla, ba é Tadhg (Teague sa Bhéarla) ainm aicmiúil an Éireannaigh easumhail. Ní raibh lá ‘Paddy the Irishman’ tagtha fós.

Sa bhliain 1783 bhunaigh rí Shasana ‘The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick’ chun ‘uaisle’ na hÉireann a eagrú mar uirlis faoin smacht ríoga, agus mar thaca le rialú na tíre.

Ba í Ardeaglais Phádraig i mBaile Átha Cliath ‘séipéal’ an oird ridireachta sin. Cumadh bratach ar leith don ord, ar ar tugadh ‘Crois Phádraig’ ainneoin nár mháirtíreach é Pádraig, crois sceabhach dhearg ar chúlra bán.

Sa bhliain 1895 bhunaigh an rí “The Royal College of St Patrick for the better education of persons professing the popish or Roman Catholic religion”.

Ba é sin bunú Choláiste Phádraig, Maigh Nuad, agus tugadh ‘Crois Phádraig’ mar shuaitheantas don choláiste sin. Ansin, le hAcht an Aontaithe 1800 fíodh Crois Phádraig isteach sa Union Jack agus tá sí ansin ó shin.

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Ni bhfuil fhois agam cad a duairt tu ach (some phoentics ) Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig.

  • RG Cuan

    Piosa speisiúil. Beannachtaí na Féile oraibh ar fad!

  • Seo píosa filíochta a chum m’athair, Dónal Ó Liatháin, suaimhneas siorraí dá anam, agus a chur Peadar Ó Riada ceol leis. Canann Cór Chúil Aodha, an cór a bhunaigh athair Pheadair, Seán Ó Riada, é mar iomann gach Lá Fhéile Phádraig.

    Pádraig

    A Phádraig aspál príomháidh Ghael
    Thug an creideamh chughainn thar mhuir
    Grásta Dé mar thabharthas dúinn
    Aiseirí fé Ghlóir mar oidhreacht

    An tine a lasais cois na Bóinne
    Ar Chnoc Shláine, cnoc na ndruadh
    Lonnraigh solas ar fuaid Éireann
    Solas Críost le teacht na Cásca

    Mar an fhearainn bhog thar thriúchaibh
    Nó an drúcht fén ngréin ar maidin
    Nó an fharraig-chath ar dhuirling
    Dáileadh grástaí ós na flaithis

    Thugais slán sinne led naofacht
    Treasna duibheagán na staire
    Aisce, a Phádraig, Príomháidh Éireann
    Treoraigh sinn tre ré an rachmais

    Tusa bheannaigh ár ngleannta míne
    Gach tobar, abhainn, sruthán is caise
    Ár sléibhte maorga na mbeann mbán
    Múrtha fáilte i lár an Earraigh.

  • Sa bhliain 1895 bhunaigh an rí …

    Nach raibh an banríon Victoria ann faoin am sin? Nó b’fhéidir bhunaigh an rí an choláiste sin i 1795?

  • RG Cuan

    Creidim go bhfuil an ceart agat Horseman.

  • Greenflag

    IWSMNWDI,

    A short piece from the Irish Times today by Art ? Mulfoyle ?

    Pride in the name Patrick.

    and BTW a Mhic it’s ainm for name not aimin 😉

    The gist of the piece an to save Mick the bother . Up to the time of the Normans yer average Irishman was not into Patrick as a first name . The Normans were very proud of the name Patrick .At the time of William of Orange the Irish (natives ) were known as Tadgh (Teagues). Paddy the Irishman had not yet ‘arrived’ as it were .

    In 1783 the illustrious Order of St Patrick was established in England and was set up as an aid to develop the ‘loyalty’ of the people of Irelandto their ‘rulers’. This orders HQ was in St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin and it’s emblem is the Cross Of St Patrick (red x on a white background).

    About the same time St Patrick’s College , Maynooth was founded for the better education of the Irish papists and in 1800 the Cross of St Patrick was inserted into the Jack to join the Crosses Of St George and St Andrew to make the Union Jack .

    Non translated . It just struck me that St Patrick is the only one of the above Saints to have been ‘native’ to these islands . The other two i.e George and Andrew hailed from middle eastern or parts turkish . Not sure of St David but perhaps Dewi will surface 😉 when he’s finished preparing himself psychologically for Ireland’s coming victory over Wales at the Millenium Stadium , Cardiff next Saturday 😉

  • Greenflag

    A song from the past . I remember Sweeney battering this ditty into our ‘jackeen ‘ heads 🙂
    This ditty is ‘native ‘ to our own Mick’s part of this island:)

  • here goes…

    “Cumadh bratach ar leith don ord, ar ar tugadh ‘Crois Phádraig’ ainneoin nár mháirtíreach é Pádraig, crois sceabhach dhearg ar chúlra bán”

    Ach bhí sé in úsaid roimh sin. Úsaideann clann Mhic Ghearailt é ar a narmas. Bíonn sé ar an [url=http://www.shane-ross.ie/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/tcd_crest3.jpg]siombal[/url] den Ollscoil Átha Cliath fosta, suite ar bharr an caisléan (in éineacht leis an Crois Seóirse).

  • It was Sammy Mc Nally what done it

    Greenflag,

    Go raibh céad maith agat.

  • IWSMNWDI

    IWSMNWDI ,

    Ná habair é 🙂

    NAW HOBBER AY (phonetic approx)

    i.e

    (Don’t mention it.)

  • A.H

    Wow what an article

    Pity its in an archaic, foreign language

  • Gael gan Náire

    Cuirfidh daoine a bhfuil spéis acu sna haimneacha pearsanta an spéis san alt seo.

    http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/ainmneacha_ultacha.htm

    Is iontach an rud é cé chomh coitianta is a bhí ‘Aodh’ mar ainm san am a chuaigh thart ach is dócha go mbeadh deacrachtaígo leor ag duine inniu leis …

    Name?

    ‘OO’

    Wha?

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