Irish language and culture, not Guinness and Leprechaun costumes, were at the heart of early St Patrick's Day celebrations.
Irish Republican, socialist, suffragette and revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz was a fearsome politician who was the true first female member of the British parliament.
British is an imperial term, not a national one.
The famine caused a million deaths and scarred the national psyche for generations. How do you even start to try and represent that in film literature, or art?
St Patrick chose Ireland over the place of his birth – but where was that exactly?