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Parade [Scene from the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last year]

Stop weeping.

Vanessa Gildea, of Coco Television, writes:

We are looking for Irish people around the world to send a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” video message back home to be included in this year’s coverage of the St Patrick’s Festival Parade shown on RTÉ One. All you need to do is record yourself on a mobile phone, digital camera or any video device and send to parade2014@cocotelevision.ie​

To give us a sense of where you are in the world, choose a backdrop that shows off the location e.g the Taj Mahal, Ayers Rock, Golden Gate Bridge or the beach in Thailand

Please note, however…

Your clip cannot have any association with alcohol.
Your message must not exceed 8 seconds in duration. Example of message: “Hello to everyone back home in Ireland, Happy St. Patrick’s day from New York”. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 15 2014.

Right so.

Send the rambling, boozy ones to us.

Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Isabel Kelly writes:

I am a third year Landscape Architecture student in UCD, as part of a project a group of 5 of us installed an interactive art installation in Smithfield yesterday. I’m writing to you out of pure shock that our installation survived and was so successful. We combined tree branches, sprayed yellow in a cement base with tags left on the branches with two markers and left it to stand in the centre of smithfield over night.
The idea was to mimic the idea of a ‘wish tree’ and to see how the public would interact with art out in the open.

We returned today to find every tag written on back and front and even new tags added, made from paddy power betting papers. Thought this would be of interest to everyone to see how this fragile structure survived and was enjoyed by so many. We’re all so glad to have reached out to so many people, we hope their wishes come true!