St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was an active Christian missionary during the second half of the 5th Century. Regarded at the primary patron saint of Ireland, his “symbol” is depicted as a red saltire (diagonal red cross on a white field). The red saltire’s association with Saint Patrick dates from the 1780s, when the Order of Saint Patrick adopted it as an emblem. This 3’x5′ Cross of St. Patrick flag is made of nylon with a heavy canvas heading with brass grommets and durable stitching on all sides for outdoor use. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a new 3’x5′ Cross of St. Patrick flag.