Luireaċ Ṗádruig =
St. Patrick's breastplate:
|Main Creator:||Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?|
According to tradition, St. Patrick these verses in 433 A.D. for divine protection before converting the Leoghaire [an Irish king] and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. [The term 'breastplate' refers to a piece of armour that is worn in battle; these verses being divine armour for protection against spiritual adversity]. Text on card printed in black and bright red font with a reproduction of Karl Uhlemann's woodcut of a stag and a doe at top. Text printed at bottom of card reads: "From the Old-Irish Liber-Hymnorum. English by Colm Ó Lochlainn. Woodcut by Karl Uhlemann. Planned and printed at the Sign of the Three Candles in Fleet Street, Dublin (1961). Re-set digitally in Monotype Colmcille, a typeface designed by Ó Lochlainn with artistic assistance from Uhlemann, and reprinted for the members of the Foxrock Local History Club, meeting on 18th Oct. 2011.
Note: Text printed on sheet in English with some Irish.
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[Dublin : Foxrock Local History Club, 2011].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet [card] : b&w ill. ; 36.3 x 29.6 cm..
Donated to the National Library of Ireland by Mr. John O'Lochlainn-Kennedy.
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