Phoenixville Public Library will host a free virtual presentation, "The Historical St. Patrick" on Monday, March 1 at 7:00 PM. Historian and teacher Paul Walsh will be the speaker. Who really was Ireland’s patron saint? What was his world like and how did he come to be involved with Ireland or, as it was known then, Hibernia? Did Patrick introduce Christianity to Ireland or were followers of Christ there already? Was Patrick the only missionary who went to Ireland or were there others? Did Patrick succeed in converting all of Ireland in his lifetime? What then was his legacy? This presentation will explore what current scholarship can tell us about the enigmatic and controversial figure of St. Patrick and the world in which he pursued his historic mission.
Paul V. Walsh earned his Master’s degree in history from Temple University in 1994, taught a variety of courses, including the history of Ireland, for nine years at Delaware County Community College, and has had numerous works published in a wide selection of periodicals, both commercial and academic, including articles about Medieval Ireland.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/historical-st-patrick or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.