A Letter from Ireland:

Saint Valentine of Dublin – His Life and Final Resting Place (#203)


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Episode Summary:

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this show, we focus in on a very particular first name – Valentine! We look at a a very special connection between Saint Valentine and Ireland, get a poem for the occasion from our resident Bard – and Mike shares lots of insights on the first name Valentine – and the surname also!

The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

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  • Lee O'Brian says:

    Thank you for the Irish Valentine. It was the very information that I needed to prepare a program for our quilt guild. Our past president, Patricia Murphy, passed a few days ago and when I saw that one of the families that gave the name ‘Valentine’ to their boy children was the Murphy family, I felt this was the perfect way to honor our dear lady & family with the Valentine story. It seems that all there enjoyed the story, and I gave credit to you for it.

  • Cathida says:

    Quite a lovely & sweet tale

  • Sandy LaFerriere says:

    Loved the Podcast and Cormac, you never let us down. Lol….wonderful poem !
    The Dr. who delivered me was Dr. Valentine. I was born in January , 23rd day, 1945. Just 23 days before Valentines Day. So, my date of birth is….
    1. 23. 45 ! Rather cool I think !
    Thanks for the Podcast and Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Mike and Carina. ❤️❤️☘️

  • Such a lovely episode, they all are, but this ‘love’ show was so timely, witty and full! It is wonderful to hear both of you speak to us in both English and Irish; adds flavour and pop to your episodes!!!! Slán, Rose Naomi

  • […] Before we begin the letter – one all about Irish famine orphans – a reminder (as if you needed it) that St. Valentine’s Day is coming up later this week. But, did you know that the Saint has some very strong connections with Dublin (you can actually visit him there on your next visit) and we captured his story in this podcast episode from some time ago. […]

  • MaryEllen Corrigan Cocks says:

    MaryEllen Corrigan Cocks
    I loved this episode as my husband and I met in church but not in Ireland. We have visited the relics of St. Valentine in Dublin. My husband was the custodian, at our church, while he was in high school and college. Last week we celebrated our 60th Anniversary on the 13th. Thank you for all the great information you share!

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