Triad by Agnes McGuinness

A fractal created in Apophysis, post processed in PhotoImpact, and given a textured background and text.

Tradition has it that when St Patrick pursued his mission to bring Christianity to Ireland, he used the shamrock to teach the natives about the Holy Trinity. Truth or fable, who knows.

In any case, the number three has had a special significance for the Irish as for many other cultures.

In 1906, Kuno Meyer collected and published a book of Irish wisdom sayings, many of them from ancient sources. The book is called The Triads of Ireland.

These sayings are called triads, and are based around the number three. Their subject matter is wisdom, justice, social behaviour; in a society where important laws, rules, poetry and so on, were passed down orally, these little sayings were easy to remember, an aide memoire you could say.

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  • red addiction
    red addictionover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much, dear Marlo. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    Beautiful sis,,,awsome job :) hugggggggggggz

  • Thank you, sweet friend. And thanks for the favourite. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 5 years ago

    It’s gorgeous!!!!
    Love it!!!

  • Thank you very much, poupoune, and I appreciate the favourite. Got visitors at the moment, so I’m bubbling secretly while they’re in the next room. LOL. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 5 years ago

    Just so beautiful Agnes. Congratulations on the gorgeous creation :o)

  • Thank you kindly, Sharon. Your new avatar is lovely. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Darnita
    Darnitaover 5 years ago

    Quite lovely and amazing

  • Thank you so much, Darnita. Appreciate it. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Agnes!
    Reminds me a little of Trinity by another great RedBubbler!

  • Thank you so much, Keith. That’s a compliment to me. Trinity is a brilliant piece of work. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 5 years ago

    very nice work Agnes! bravo! (big smile)

    now don’t be a stranger … come visit often at Creative Cards … we’re looking forward to seeing more of your work
    you also might like to check out the new forums too (big smile) especially the one on Promoting Our Work! (big smile)
    AND don’t forget to read the groups messages – important stuff! (big smile)
    ps. please remember NO PHOTOS or PHOTO MANIPULATION allowed in group .. AND only one posted card per day! thank you (smile)

  • Thank you very much, owlspook. I’m delighted and honoured. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • SlayerX
    SlayerXover 5 years ago

    Very nice!!

  • Thank you very much, Junior. Glad you like. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    What a stunner!!! congratulations on the feature!!! XXX!

  • Many thanks, Daisy. Appreciate it. Agnes xx

    – Agnes McGuinness

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