Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo, Ireland
He’s best known for driving the snakes out of Ireland, and for using the three leaves of the shamrock to teach the Holy Trinity. What’s less known is that St. Patrick was an 8ft, bearded dreamboat in floor-length furs. And things are getting even better and even bigger for St. Patrick. Tim Schmalz, the man who created this statue, is working on a 100ft version that will stand on top of Croagh Patrick, the mountain where St. Patrick fasted for 40 days. It’ll be the world’s largest statue of Saint Patrick. Watch this space.