Hail Glorious St Patrick
Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin’s green valleys look down in thy love.
Sherkin Island had her coat of many colours on yesterday for St Patrick’s weekend. ‘Erin’s green valleys’ of that famous hymn counterpointed beautifully with the azure and turquoise tones of the sea. The colours of the landscape were too breath-taking to miss, so instead of spring cleaning, I wandered the island spring worshipping …and snapping to my heart’s delight.