Saint Valentine
 

 

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Saint Valentine

Valentine was a Roman priest who secretly married couples at a time when the emperor forbade young men to marry as he believed single men made better soldiers. He converted his judge and his daughter to Christianity and the night before his execution sent a note to the young girl signed “from your Valentine”. The feast of Lupercalia was Christianised into the feast day of St Valentine in 498. He was originally buried in the cemetery of Hyppolitus in Rome. His body was brought to Dublin by Father Spratt in 1836. He is buried in Dublin.

 

 

 

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book