Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ST MAUGHOLD ON ST PATRICK'S DAY - MY WORLD


Align CenterThe Irish Sea really is that green

My World

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As the Isle of Man is situated amid the the Irish Sea and has a strong Irish connections present and historical then A Happy St Patrick's Day post with a Manx twist it had to be. The image is kept plain and simple but it's the greenest one I had to hand. Nothing but the calm serenity of the Irish Sea lilting gently with hints of orange and white light light seemed somehow most appropriate. Who is St Maughold though and what's he got to do with St Patrick.


Saint Maughold ( 488 AD) is the Patron Saint of The Isle of Man Yes even we have our own Saint. Rumour has it he was an Irish Prince, captain of a band of robbers, drunk, wife beater and all round bad boy. Not very saintly you might say. Here is one version of the tale of the bad 'ole boy coming over all sinner to saint. There are many as always with myths and legends you take one and I write it my way.


Patrick punished Maughold after he tried to make a fool out of him, silly boy. Not a good idea. Maughold placed a living man, yes still alive, in a shroud and called for Patrick to revive the dead man. Patrick came, placed a hand on the shroud, and left thinking job done, miracle ensuing. No! When Maughold opened the shroud, they found the man had died in the shroud. Oops!

Patrick criticized Maughold, saying he should have been helping his band of merry men towards leading good and honest clean wholesome lives, and told him he must repent setting him adrift in a oar less coracle.

Maughold drifted to this isle, where two of Patrick's disciples, Romulus and Conindrus, were already settled welcomed him.

For a time he lived as a hermit to show remorse. Long before ipods remember. It worked! The Manx people really liked this new good guy Maughold and chose him as their next Bishop.

He is remembered on the Isle of Man for his kindness toward the Manx People. He now has his own Saint's day. Cool eh! Several places on the island have Maughold in the name and I have shown you those. Ok, not all of them as Maughold is another place, but you have seen it in the distance on those skywatch and other My world images. By the way Maughold is pronounced Makold just in case you decide to name you next offspring a really crazy way out there name. Can't say I have ever come across one before.

So a little Celt instead of the Vikings for St Patricks Day. Many a Guiness will be sunk tonight on the island and many will be feeling as green as this image the next day.


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72 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Well, Babooshka, I love this story about St. Maughold whom I've never heard of. I'm American of Irish descent and was brought up Catholic. I have cousins living in Limerick - and is the Irish Sea REALLY that GREEN? Amazing! Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

Leanne said...

Happy St Patrick's day to you..... will you be enjoying a Guinness tonight?

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, so green. And I love the story too. I wish too that we have this same as you've wished for the vendor photo I've posted in my world. :) Happy blogging always.

Kitty said...

I've never heard that story before! So St Patrick didn't have a sense of humour then? My favourite story with St Patrick in it is the tale of Oisin - it is so sad and beautiful. St Patrick's really only a footnote but you can read so much into it.

Is St Patrick's Day a recognised holiday on the Isle of Man? Or does St Maughold have his own day?

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Thanks for sharing your neat look at the Irish Sea for a grand celebration.

Babooshka said...

Mary - yep the sea varies but some days it's even greener.

Kitty- Yep he has his own day which I will cover.

Leanne- No Guiness for me but I'm sure a Jack Daniels will find it's way to me.

Steffe said...

Happy Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig everyone!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, Babooshka, I do love your stories and this one is no exception! And I do love that green Irish Sea! Thanks for sharing this as a prelude to St. Paddy's Day!

Irishbob said...

Happy Day to ya B. It must be the colour. My favourite photo. Thank you for remembering.

skywind said...

Oh, a green ocean. Too beautiful. Full of mystery. :)
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SandyCarlson said...

That's my kind of green, Babooshka. God alone knows how it happens, but it's just great!

kayleen said...

Saint Maughold was quite the fellow. The Irish Sea is quite beautiful.

Mojo said...

Amazing that water is that green that far north in what's got to be pretty cold currents. The green usually means a lot of algae, which normally only flourishes enough to affect water color in warm water. But I'll not question the truth of it, lassie. Ye've always been good to yer word as far as I'm knowin'

Beautiful photo, and perfectly placed for St. Maughold...er... Patrick's Day.

Janie said...

That's a story well told about your island's saint. The sinner part was pretty funny. Glad he turned it around and did some good.
Great green photo of the sea.

Babooshka said...

Mojo - The greenest water here is actually on the west coast Peel. We get a variety here but some days in the right light it could be the Med it's so Jade and we get such clear rockpools. I'll ask my other half Gary about the sea colours as he knows his stuff, coastal erosion, geology and whatnot as he studied them. An idea for a post forming.

FickleMinded said...

wow! amazing green sea!
Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for the wonderful post and the great photo. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Kerry said...

My Irish eyes are smiling. A post about the Irish Manx history would be nice, thanks.

B Squared said...

All eyes are "Irish Eyes" today. Best to you.

Carver said...

Thanks for the historical story. That was quite interesting and I love the shot of the green sea. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Neva said...

Quite the bit of GREEN! Nice...They turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day but I was not downtown for it (the celebrated the parade and the river on Saturday and I was working!)

mannanan said...

Perfect post for St Paddy's day Babooshka. Caught the sea perfectly.I've seen it many colours but not like this before. Brilliant.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Thanks!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Babooshka: Agree with Irish Bob! This is a favorite photo. LOVE the color. Love the story. Would appreciate people who have St. Patrick's Day posts sending a link for us to view. That should be a meme!

ewok1993 said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day :D

Small City Scenes said...

The Sea is awearin' the green I see. LOL!! The green/blue in the northern lakes out this way is caused by different minerals in the rocks in the water. MB

Indrani said...

Great story shared and you have narrated in your own classy style. ipod and all, ha,ha.

the buddhess said...

I never knew that green was the color of St. Patrick's day, how dumb of me. :)

alicesg said...

Wow never see so green sea. Lovely theme for St Patrick's Day.

Pietro said...

What an amazing green!
Great picture, Babooshka.

Lew said...

Neat story! Legends are made to be embellished. And a Happy St Padday's day to you!

magiceye said...

amazing green sea! and i loved the tale of maughold!!

Reader Wil said...

Your stories of the Celtic world are so interesting! Thanks for all your legends and stories.

antigoni said...

Thanks for sharing. Great post!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i LOVE the name PATRICK. sadly, it is NEVER used as a boy's name in Greece. we celebrate our names on saints' days, but PATRICK is one name i can never celebrate, even though i love it so much

Olivier said...

un bel hommage à la st patrick...et que la bière coule à flot continue...
a nice homage to the st Patrick and that beer casts in stream goes on...

Jilly said...

Your green sea really caught my attention - and I'd forgotten it was St. Patrick's Day. When I lived in Australia you couldn't forget- the world and his wife seemed to be dressed in green.

So Happy St. Patrick's Day to you both.

allhorsestuff said...

Amazingly GREEN!
Being Irish myself, I loved that story!
Thanks

Arija said...

Your world is very green today, I wonder how many go green crossing the Irish Sea as well.
I like the story of the reformed bishop.

soulbrush said...

perfect shot for st pat's day.

Jim said...

I like that shade of green. Neat history.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

you nailed St Patrick Day! A Happy Green day to you!

chrome3d said...

Huh, that was truly green! It seems I should know something about St. Patrick by now.

Brian Miller said...

nice image. wow, so green. happy st. patty's day! may your day (and night) only be as green as you want it.

susieofarabia said...

Happy St. Patty's Day! You should see all the wild celebrating going on HERE! NOT!!! I'll just have to settle for my many fine memories from St. Patty's Days past... Great story about Maughold. You're a wonderful story teller.

George said...

Thanks for the green sea and the history (legend?) lesson. Enjoy some of that Guiness for me!

Mariz said...

It's so green...beautiful green! Very interesting story as well, thanks for sharing it. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Have a good one.

imac said...

Happy day, great post .

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Happy St Pattys Day to you!

Viennadaily said...

I know of blue seas and of a red one,green rivers are not new to me, this green see is a first!

JM said...

I really like this kind of shots! Amazing green!

John said...

Lovely picture and great posting.
Happy St Patrick's day!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a great post and i so enjoyed reading it. and the bit of green didn't hurt either :)
have a wonderful week.
erin

Dusty Lens said...

We all enjoy this St. Patrick's Day, raising a pint(s) of Guinness in honor of the Irish. Always a good excuse to enjoy such pint(s).

White Oleander said...

Amazing shot! Happy St-Patrick's Day.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That is GREEN! Very interesting!

Baruch said...

Love the green water - great story too!

Blognote said...

Beautiful green indeed!!
I also enjoy reading the comments with your photos!

Bursa Daily Photo said...

Thanks so much for all your kind and encouraging comments on Bursa Daily Photo. I love taking photos so I don't think I will stop, just one every day is too much for my schedule!

I love your photos so I will definitely keep visiting here in any case. Happy (late!) St Patrick's day!

vincibene said...

Wonderful GREEN!

Bibi said...

I visited Western Ireland in the late 70's and came away enchanted. I also understood why it is called The Emerald Isle.

cara said...

That photo is brilliant! Close up even better - it's like a sweet wrapper.

Mo said...

Are there a few faces the colour of the sea after the big night?

Nave said...

Fun to read .. and what a lovely picture :) Interesting post Babooshka !!

lv2scpbk said...

You can't get any greener that that. LOL.

Halcyon said...

Wow! I can't believe that's really the sea. How neat! I had some green beer in celebration - a real Irish-American tradition!

Lisa Wilson said...

We were talking about how green Ireland is yesterday. Nothing here ever gets that green!

Birdman said...

Eirinn Go Brach!

mononeil said...

Every thing turns green on St Patricks' Day. Hope you had a good one. I think I did a "Babooshka" and missed a day. For some reason I can't remember yesterday. Figure that one out?

Clara said...

Is the Irish Sea really that green? Amazing. They have to use dye in Chicago.

I love the story of Saint Maughold. I've never heard of him before. I'm glad he turned out to be a good guy in the end.

smarties said...

That's the the greenest picture I've ever seen. Now go for the orange one!

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