St. Valentine's Day

St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, was executed in Rome (for performing Christian marriages) and buried there in the 3rd century. But much later an Irish priest was granted permission to exhume his remains, and now his skeleton lies under the Whitefriar St Carmelite Church in Dublin.

In 1835 an Irish Carmelite priest, Fr. John Spratt, used his Irish charm to convince then Pope Gregory XVI to dig up St. Valentine’s remains and take them home as a gift to his fellow Irishmen and women.

Now love-seeking Irish turn up at his site every St. Valentine’s looking for help in finding that special one.

To celebrate St Valentines Day, Molloys will have Jacob's Creek Sparkling Rose and White Wines at only €9.99 a bottle (11-14 Feb 2011). We also have Comtesse Alexia Champagne at €22.99 a bottle and Mercier Champagne (owned by Moet) at €31.99.

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