- Green also became associated with this feast day (St. Patrick's Day) because it is the colour of spring, Ireland and the shamrock.
- According to legend the shamrock, with its three leaves on the single stalk, was used by St. Patrick to explain the mystery of the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish.
- Irish heritage campaigners delighted as city street vendors begin selling small bundles of old fashioned fresh shamrocks for £2.50.
- The vegetable gardens spread out from the house, laced with marigolds and a purple ground cover that looks like shamrocks: trebol, in Spanish.
- Shannon Airport would be promoted using the shamrock, ‘the most significant symbol of Ireland in the minds of people throughout the world.’