What follows in the pages of this book are questions that most people will ask when they read of the ancient past. The ‘Why’ and the ‘When” and most importantly the ‘How” still eludes the minds of the readers. As a result we place our trust in the experts and accept their theories as they relate to the age old questions. But are they right in their suppositions? How often has the experts had to rewrite history to accommodate new evidence that has surfaced. How often have we seen evidence pushed aside to acconmmodate what the scholars deem an established theory. In what follows we will question some of the age old beliefs that stll haunt the minds of the human family and offer alternative theories based on the available evidence.
It has been the belief of the Irish people that St. Patrick was the missionary that brought Christianity to Ireland, however this may have been the case. From ancient writings it would appear that Christianity was well established in Ireland hundreds of years before the purported arrival of St. Patrick and it is probable that St. Patrick is another instance of church propaganda to influence the minds of the people.