Ukrainian artist making new life in Louth and proud to march in Dundalk’s St Patrick’s Day parade

Alla Yakymenko, VTOS Dundalk who won 2nd place, PLC/VTOS, in the LMETB Robert Ballagh Art Competition pictured with Robert (right) Des Clinton and Paul McCann at the awards ceremony held in the Droichead Arts Centre. Photo: Ken Finegan/

Margaret RoddyThe Argus

Exactly a year after she arrived in Ireland, having fled her native Ukraine due to the Russian invasion, Alla Yakymenko took part in Dundalk’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.