December 2, 2023

The Editor speaks; St Patrick’s Day passed me by

Being English, St Patrick’s Day, isn’t a huge celebration for me, but then neither is St. George’s Day. As this year it fell on a Sunday, there didn’t seem to be the usual Paddy Day Madness I usually associate it with. Strange, since Patrick was a saint, even though he wasn’t Irish. He is supposed […]

St Patrick’s Day parades

St Patrick’s Day: around the world in 10 parades From The Irish Times From Montserrat to Moscow, Ireland’s national day celebrated far and wide PARIS March 17th, 1pm The first official St Patrick’s Day parade in the French capital will leave from the Irish Cultural Centre and will follow a route through the Latin Quarter […]

Destination of the week

St Patrick’s Day in the Caribbean Montserrat By Mary Barber From Independent IE The Caribbean island of Montserrat stamps visitors’ passports with a picture of a shamrock to illustrate how many of its citizens have Irish ancestry ‘ST PATRICK’S village was wiped out,” said our guide James ‘Scriber’ Daley. “The volcano took everything. Our homes […]

Irish pride resonates to Caribbean as tiny island makes merry

By Graham Clifford From As the sun sets over the Caribbean island of Montserrat, I find myself serenading the locals who have come down to the waterfront to meet up with the visiting Irish. I belt out ‘Raglan Road’ and ‘Red is the Rose’ with the assistance of the Martin Healy band, who have […]

The Editor Speaks: Why is St Patrick the most popular of Saints?

If you ask someone to name a Saint and his day of celebration, if anyone can answer correctly that is, persons will probably say St. Patrick (or St Paddy) and name correctly March 17th. If that person you ask happens to be Irish the probability changes to 100%. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland […]