St Patrick’s Day Festivities Get Underway


More than 70 million people around the world will claim links to the island of Ireland today.

Over 300 stadiums, museums and towers all over the globe are going green to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Parades will also take music and colour to the streets of cities around the world as well as here at home.

From Rome to Rio and London to Las Vegas, St Patrick’s Day allows people around the world to re-connect with their Irish heritage.

The Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Niagra Falls are among 300 sites turning green around the world.

So is Áras an Uachtaráin here at home, along with heritage sites around the country.

The traditional parades are preparing to march off around the country too.

President Michael D Higgins will attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Galway’s marking the 116th anniversary of it’s parade.

Cork’s parade is themed ‘Democracy for all – celebrating 100 years of the vote for women’.

All around the country – towns and cities are celebrating Irish-ness, determined that a rather wintry forecast won’t dampen spirits for the day ahead.

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