Happy St Patrick's Day! - Simon Hughes

Happy St Patrick's Day!

...Or “lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh” to our Gaelic speaking friends.

Following the excellent festivities in Trafalgar Square over the weekend, I want to wish everyone celebrating Saint Patrick, and the great Irish nation he represents, a blessed and memorable day. 

I thought I would share my two favourite Celtic blessings with you to commemorate St Patrick’s!

“May the blessing of light be on you -
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight sine on you
and warm your heart
til it glows like a great peat fire.”

“May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!”