Sheila’s Come To Sweep Away Winter

Newfoundland lore around St. Patrick

The official church record will tell you St. Patrick did not have a wife, but there’s a long-standing legend in Newfoundland that he was married to a woman named Sheila.

Melissa Wong


Dale Jarvis poses in front of posters in his offices Downtown.
Newfoundland folklorist, Dale Jarvis, explains the lore behind Shelia’s Brush in his offices in downtown, St. John’s. Melissa Wong/Kicker

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