TODAY'S PAPER
Good Morning
Good Morning
OpinionLetters

Letter: Get shamrocks right

Spectators watch marchers walking past during the St

Spectators watch marchers walking past during the St Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan on March 17, 2015. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jewel Samad

I appreciate your coverage of St. Patrick’s Day activities on Long Island. I must point out an error I’ve seen in ads promoting this coverage [“Get Ready to Shake Your Shamrock,” March 2]. The artwork used for shamrocks shows four-leaf clovers.

The legend surrounding St. Patrick has him using a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish. Shamrocks are three-leafed, not four. I suggest you use the proper symbol for St. Patrick’s Day.

Cornelius J. “Neil” Cahill, Medford

Columns