Happy St Piran’s Day

Ireland’s loss is Cornwall’s gain, as they say.

You all know the story. St Piran is said to have come to Cornwall from Ireland (though there are variations on this). In Ireland, he was said to have been tied to a millstone and cast out over a cliff into stormy seas.  He floated over the water to land in Cornwall at Perranzabuloe, where he established himself as a hermit and performed charitable acts and miracles. He also rediscovered tin in Cornwall, leading to eventual prosperity.

Anyway, it’s the stuff of saints, as most of us would have fallen at the first hurdle.

So, enjoy Cornwall’s special day and, if you get chance, go along to this in Bude:

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