St. Patrick was Italian. Really he was. He was Italian not Irish. As the story goes, Patrick's father was a high Roman diplomat living in England, but a Roman citizen. Even though Patrick was born in England, he was a Roman.
I discovered this really cool tidbit of Irish history on St.Patrick's Day, 2010.
Embroidery Fashions Boutique has a nice selection of St. Patrick's day shirts; but not one proclaiming St.Patrick was Italian. This year we are ready to celebrate with our St. Patrick was Italian apparel. I am going to be brave and wear our new St. Patrick Was Italian t shirt to our local St. Patrick's Day parade and the festivities that follow. And that's no blarney.