St Piran’s Day :: 5th of March

It doesn’t take long for any Perranporth resident to learn about St Piran’s landing on Perranporth beach, on a mill stone, from Ireland.

The 5th of March has a feast of celebrations with great stories of the saint and other aspects of Cornish culture such as the flag.

“Legend tells us how Piran, who came from Ireland and was known there as Ciran’ (the Cornish language naturally mutates the first letter to a softer P’), was cast to sea tied to a millstone on the order of the Irish King who was suspicious of Piran’s miraculous powers.

The stormy seas calmed for the would-be martyr as he floated on the millstone to Perranporth beach.”