St. Patrick's Day Special: Patrick versus Cromm Cruach

Irish Mythology Podcast

Mar 11 2021 • 41 mins

Patrick has had a lot of success spreading the word of God in Ireland, but one native deity and his followers are not going without a fight. Who will win this epic confrontation? Patrick versus Crom Cruach; This time it's biblical!

We talk Patrick, Cromm Cruach, hagiography, human sacrifice, Lóegaire mac Néill,and the different ways Christianity and native Irish Paganism interacted. We also make a bit of time to talk old St. Patrick's Day customs.


Written, presented and produced  by Marcas Ó hUiscín and Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh.

Music - Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence

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