Monday 26 June 2017

New Irish add welcome dimension to feast day

James Kerr (five months) and his mother Nikki Kerr from Omagh, Co Tyrone, watching the parade. Photo: Steve Humphreys
James Kerr (five months) and his mother Nikki Kerr from Omagh, Co Tyrone, watching the parade. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Editorial

Editorial

What was heartening about the St Patrick's Day parades across the country yesterday was the number of new Irish participating.

The parades can become a tad jaded as years pass by for those who have attended them since they were knee-high to a grasshopper.

Now the St Patrick's Festival is an important date on the calendar for our tourist industry, with visitors travelling from around the world to be in Ireland on our national day.

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