In ancient times, a tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. The Druids knew the Shamrock has mystical powers. To them its three leaves were a natural sign of a sacred number. This little plant was even said to warn of an approaching storm by turning up its leaves!
According to legend St. Patrick himself plucked a Shamrock from the ground to explain his belief in the Trinity. They say this helped to convert the Irish people to Christianity. Many believed that wearing this little spring of green would keep them from harm. Since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognizable symbol of Ireland and is cherished by Irish people everywhere.