"Civility costs nothing" replied the snake sharply, quite offended by Patrick's rebuff.
"It's not much of a box anyway when all's said and done." "It's big enough to hold you, you old bag of bones", said Patrick taunting his slithery opponent.
Let's go back to more innocent times then and find out how St.
Patrick, having banished all the snakes out of Ireland, outwitted one last obdurate, wily old serpent.
The serpent came out of his hole and began slithering into the box swelling himself to twice his natural size till the box was full.
A good bit of the end of his tail was still sticking out and he was quite pleased with himself to have won the bet.
A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all my Sligo Heritage readers. I hope you will continue to find this site useful for items of history and heritage in 2012.If it's not possible, I understand, but you don't know unless your ask, right? Best Wishes, Regina Michaels February 1st 2012 Imbolc has been celebrated since ancient times, it's a Cross Quarter Day, midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, this year it falls on the February 4th.The ancient Celts celebrated The Goddess Brigid at Imbolc which in Christian times became St. At the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara the rising sun at Imbolc and Samhain illuminates the chamber.The two had been adversaries for a long time and the snake, while he would never admit it, had a sneaking regard for St.Patrick and his abilities "That's my business", answered the saint abruptly.