|Blessed Be... the Bees|
Pre-Christian Ireland must have been zoologically remarkable. In addition to being overrun with serpents (from snakes to dragons), it had no bees. Pollinating everything that grew from the ground must have been a chore, which is why it's pretty lucky that Saint Modhomhnoc came along a century or so after Saint Patrick.
|The tawny miner bee|
The Church in Bremore, County Dublin, is known as the Church of the Beekeeper. It is there that Saint Modhomhnoc first set up hives for the swarm that followed him to Ireland.
|Up from the mine|