Articles tagged with: St Patrick’s Day

THE IRISH ABROAD

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19 Mar 2015 Comments Off on THE IRISH ABROAD

The worldwide embrace of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, both by those with legitimate Irish roots and many others with only a notional tincture of green in their DNA, is perhaps an imperfect prism in which to try to discern ourselves as others see us. The motley donned by celebrants and the imagery evoked by Irish parades in other parts of the world often speaks to an outmoded and not altogether flattering concept of Irishness – it is redolent of a quaint, bucolic neverland that if it ever existed, bears little ...

ST. PATRICK TO PUT ORAM ON WORLD MAP!

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15 Mar 2013 Comments Off on ST. PATRICK TO PUT ORAM ON WORLD MAP!

By PATSY McARDLE RAIN, hail or snow, Saint Patrick will be putting the progressive rural community at Oram, near Castleblayney, on the world map once again this Sunday!. Residents of the area—both young and old–are also geared for huge St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—even though they plan to stage the shortest festive parade on the planet, and hope they might get into the Guinness Book of World Records! Local showband legend, Big Tom McBride, who is always the central figure of life in the close-knit community, will be ...

ST PATRICK'S DAY IN BALLYBAY

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21 Mar 2012 Comments Off on ST PATRICK'S DAY IN BALLYBAY

ORAM PARADE DREW HUGE CROWD

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21 Mar 2012 Comments Off on ORAM PARADE DREW HUGE CROWD

THE main focus of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year was centred upon Oram where the organisers of the parade, which was led by country singer ‘Big Tom’ McBride, who was also joined by singer Declan Nerney, and a third local showband leader, Paddy King, was described as the shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world!. The 300-metre stretch between Rooney’s Shop in the village and the local community hall took the marchers just five minutes to complete—but the ...

ST PATRICK'S DAY IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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21 Mar 2012 Comments Off on ST PATRICK'S DAY IN MONAGHAN TOWN

AROUND THE TOWNS OF MONAGHAN ON ST PATRICK'S DAY

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23 Mar 2011 Comments Off on AROUND THE TOWNS OF MONAGHAN ON ST PATRICK'S DAY

LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING ST PATS DAY IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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23 Mar 2011 Comments Off on LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING ST PATS DAY IN MONAGHAN TOWN
LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING ST PATS DAY IN MONAGHAN TOWN

CROWDS THRONG TO MAIN STREET CARRICK ON ST PATRICK'S DAY

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23 Mar 2011 Comments Off on CROWDS THRONG TO MAIN STREET CARRICK ON ST PATRICK'S DAY
CROWDS THRONG TO MAIN STREET CARRICK ON ST PATRICK'S DAY

Once again Main Street, Carrickmacross was filled with thousands eager to enjoy the Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Over 60 colourful groups and organisations took part in the parade this year which was blessed with a crisp, dry day! The Carrickmacross branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltoirí warmed the crowd up prior to the parade by playing a selection of traditional tunes which are always guaranteed to entertain. True to tradition, the parade was lead by the 3rd Monaghan C.B.S.I., who marched in impressive formation through the town, followed by the ...

The Spirit Of St Patrick

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18 Mar 2011 Comments Off on The Spirit Of St Patrick

This Thursday, St Patrick’s Day, people will gather in a number of towns in our circulation area, in common with people of Irish lineage or affiliation throughout the world, to give expression to their sense of national identity and pride in the name of the patron saint who brought the Christian message to our country some 1,600 years ago. The motivation for the celebrations that take place on March 17 is now arguably more communal than spiritual. St Patrick’s Day is no longer an appreciably religious occasion in ...