I was very fortunate to have had quite an adventure last week. I sailed to St. Patrick’s Island just off the coast of Skerries with a very special group and cooked up a special Lobster feast.

I was particularly pleased that Dr. Tim Campbell, Director of the Saint Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick and Russell O’Brien, Chair of the St. Patrick’s Festival in Auckland, New Zealand, were able to join us.

In the video below we discuss the history of St. Patrick’s Island, the magical bishop’s silhouette in the window of the Abbey ruins and of course what St. Patrick may have eaten while he was on the Island.

I treated everyone to a feast of Patrick’s lobster (page 24 Saint Patrick’s Plate) accompanied by seasonal salad and Lough Derg brown bread (page 22 Saint Patrick’s Plate).

I think Saint Patrick himself would have been pleased – we certainly felt his spirit amongst us!

Sláinte!

He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

Translation

What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Terry McCoy