St. Patrick’s Day Stories

I hope you enjoy these classic stories and verses that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Selections include stories by or about St. Patrick, Irish fairy tales, and Irish history. These stories are all great for reading aloud, and most of them have free audio available!
Stories for Saint Patrick's Day
Note that the reading time and audio time may vary when the audio is a retelling or dramatization of the original text.

Stories By or About St. Patrick:

Patrick with Clover

Confession of St. Patrick

Author: St. Patrick

Genre: Autobiography, 5th century

Reading Time: Approx. 45 min

AUDIO AVAILABLE: 43 min (Librivox)

Patrick with Clover

Hymn on St. Patrick

Author: Saint Secundinus

Genre: Hymn, 5th century

Reading Time: Approx. 5 min

Patrick Close Up

Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus

Author: St. Patrick

Genre: Letter, 5th century

Reading Time: Approx. 15 min

AUDIO AVAILABLE: 14 min (Librivox)

Patrick's Journey to Tara

Lorica (or Breastplate) of St. Patrick

Author: attributed to St. Patrick

Genre: Prayer, 5th – 9th century

Reading Time: Approx. 5 min

AUDIO AVAILABLE: 4 min (Librivox)

Irish Fairy Tales:

King of Ireland's Son

The King of Ireland’s Son

Author: Padraic Colum

Genre: Irish Fairy Tale (pub 1916)

Reading Time: Approx. 6 hours

AUDIO AVAILABLE: 6 hrs (Librivox)

Irish History:

Our Little Celtic Cousin

Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago

Link will take you to the Baldwin Project.

Author: Evaleen Stein

Genre: Irish Historical Fiction (pub. 1918)

Reading Time: Approx. 2 hours

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