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About the Shamrock & the Holy Trinity for Senior Students, by Donnette E Davis

About the Shamrock & the Holy Trinity for Senior Students, by Donnette E Davis

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About the Shamrock & the Holy Trinity for Senior Students, by Donnette E Davis. An in depth study at what a shamrock is, what a clover is and how the shamrock was used in the teaching of the Holy Trinity. This book is suitable for mature learners and forms part of the historical timeline I have tried to create in celebration of Ireland, St Patrick's Day and Irish Heritage Month, and all fall within our March Educator's Calendar.
About the Shamrock & the Holy Trinity for Senior Students, by Donnette E Davis. An in depth study at what a shamrock is, what a clover is and how the shamrock was used in the teaching of the Holy Trinity. This book is suitable for mature learners and forms part of the historical timeline I have tried to create in celebration of Ireland, St Patrick's Day and Irish Heritage Month, and all fall within our March Educator's Calendar.

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St Aiden’s HomeschoolSt Aiden’s HomeschoolSt Aiden’s HomeschoolSt Aiden’s Homeschool
All About theAll About theAll About theAll About theShamrockShamrockShamrockShamrock &&&&The Holy TrinityThe Holy TrinityThe Holy TrinityThe Holy Trinity
 
A Scientific & Fact Book For Senior & Mature StudentsPresented by Donnette E Daviswww.staidenshomeschool.com
 
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Cover image Courtesy of Microsoft 
The
shamrock 
, a symbol of Ireland and a registered trademark of theRepublic of Ireland, is a
three-leafed old white clover
, sometimes ofthe variety
Trifolium repens
(a white clover, known in Irish as
 seamair bhán
) but today usually
Trifolium dubium
(a lesser clover, Irish:
 seamair bhuí 
).The diminutive version of the Irish word for "clover" ("
 seamair 
") is"
 seamróg
", which was anglicised as "shamrock", representing a closeapproximation of the original Irish pronunciation. However, other three-leafed plants — such as black medic (
 Medicago lupulina
), redclover (
Trifolium pratense
), and Common wood sorrel (genus
Oxalis
) — are sometimes designated as shamrocks. The shamrock wastraditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif inVictorian times. It is also a common way to represent St. Patrick's Day.Shamrocks are said to bring good luck.
Badge of Ireland
The shamrock is also informally used as a badge for sports teams,state organisations, and troops abroad from Ireland: The IRFU,Shamrock Rovers FC, Panathinaikos FC, Aer Lingus, IDA Ireland,University College Dublin, University of Notre Dame, the NorthernIreland Tourist Board and Fáilte Ireland use it as part of their identity,but it should be noted that according to the Constitution, the Gaelicor Celtic harp (or often called "Brian Boru's Harp"), is the primarysymbol for Ireland, appearing on postage stamps, governmentinsignia, armed forces insignia and the coat of arms of the President,or Uactaran. It is registered with the World Intellectual PropertyOrganization as a symbol of Ireland. According to what the OxfordEnglish Dictionary calls "a late tradition" (first recorded in 1726), theplant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity.The posthumous timing of this legend (coming 1200 years after hisdeath), and the lack of supporting evidence found in St. Patrick'swritings have caused some to question its authenticity. It hassubsequently become an emblem of Ireland, and is a registeredtrademark of the Irish government along with the official emblem ofthe Republic of Ireland, the harp. The English word comes from Irish
 seamróg
, meaning
young clover 
.The shamrock is featured on the passport stamp of Montserrat,many of whose citizens are of Irish descent. In addition, the Shamrock 
 
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is frequently used as a name and symbol for Irish pubs throughout theworld.
Flags
The flag of the city of Montreal, Canada has a shamrock in the lower right quadrant. The shamrock represents the Irish population, one ofthe four major ethnic groups that made up the population of the cityin the 19th century when the arms were designed.The coat of arms on the flag of the Royal Ulster ConstabularyGeorge Cross Foundation is cradled in a wreath of shamrock.The Erin Go Bragh flag uses an angelic Cláirseach, a medieval harpin Ireland, cradled in a wreath of clover. A very symbolic flag of Irishnationalism, it's often seen on St. Patrick's Day, usually displayed duringthe parades.
Boat Names
 
Shamrock V was a J Class sloop. Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton's fifth and last America's Cup challenge.Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be builtto the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have beenbuilt in wood. After launch she was continually upgraded withchanges to hull shape and rudder. The rig was also modified tocreate the most effective racing sail plan but she was no matchfor the faster US design "Enterprise". It underwent a major refit in1967.Shamrock is also the name of a 1971 C&C 35 which has activelyraced in the Detroit, Michigan region since 1976. Hull number 37, sailno. 11166. Shamrock is a member of the C&C 35-1 Association ofDetroit. Named after L boat # 39Shamrock is also the name of a wooden steam launch onWindermere. Owned by the steam engineer Roger Mallinson whorestored her back to working condition in the late seventies and wenton to make the engine for the steam yacht
Gondola
.
The Four-Leaf Clover
The four-leaf clover is often confused with the shamrock. While thefour-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck, the three-leafed shamrock is

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