Shamrock or Celtic Clover


A shamrock is a young sprig of clover…

For ancient Celtic communities in pagan Ireland, three was a significant number and the Irish had many triple deities. The shamrock was probably associated with the earth and symbolic of the regenerative powers of nature … Nevertheless, the shamrock, whatever its history as a folk symbol, today has its meaning in a Christian context. Used as a symbol of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. .

What the Samrock symbolises to the Celtics 










Spiritual development


Its Energy

 The Shamrock petals stand up when a storm is approaching, warning people of the impending danger , people therefore use it:

Good Luck 

Warding off evil


As St. Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint, shamrock has been used as a symbol of Ireland since the 18th century.  The shamrock first began to change from a symbol association solely with St. Patrick to an Irish national symbol when it was used as an emblem by rival militias, during the turbulent politics of the late eighteenth century.


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