Archaeology & History
Father Christmas 'buried in Ireland'
By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2009 · 8 comments
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Historians believe that the remains of the man who inspired Father Christmas, St Nicholas, are buried in Ireland. He lived during the 4th century and gained sainthood for his tendancy to leave gifts for the poor. He died in the year 346 AD.
The remains of St Nicholas, the man who inspired Father Christmas, are buried at Jerpoint Abbey in County Kilkenny, Ireland, historians believe. Experts claim that the philanthropist St Nicholas of Myra is entombed at the 12th century abbey after his body was moved there 800 years ago.
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