Traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Badges

traditional saint patricks day badges ireland galway museum

Another piece I did for the Galway City Museum for this year’s online St. Patrick’s Day in Galway. These are traditional Saint Patrick’s Day crosses that Irish children used to make themselves in the run up to Saint Patrick’s Day. These illustrations are based on a couple of badges that are in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland. Over on the Galway City Museum’s website there are instructions on how to make your own traditional St. Patrick’s Day crosses!
These illustrations also appeared in Galway City Council’s special pull-out St. Patrick’s Day supplement in the current issue of the Galway Advertiser. You can also find Galway City Museum’s colouring in page of Saint Patrick banishing the snake and the Galway Cartoon Festival’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade colouring in/activity page, both drawn by me. No parades this year so get the kids to make their own!

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A Right Royal Hoax: No Prince Harry for Galway

Prince Harry Volvo Ocean Race Cartoon
The Galway Advertiser’s front page story this week on Prince Harry visiting Galway for the Volvo Ocean Race finale was actually a tall tale.
It seems the Tribune was able to lift the telephone and verify the story while the Advertiser was quite happy to take Cllr. Conneely’s word for it.
The front page. 😀