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Ireland is full of locations associated with its patron saint, the 5th-century missionary and bishop, St. Patrick. One particular site is Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo that draws many Catholics wanting to venerate the poplar saint. Known as Ireland's holiest mountain, it marks a site where St. Patrick fasted for 40 days back in 441 A.D. Your own Pat, Paddy, or even Padraig would be off to a cracking start in life with such a powerful intercessor to call on.

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