Tag Archives: St Patrick’s Day

In New York.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald at the St Patrick’s Parade in Manhattan.

Meanwhile

London, England.

Members of the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad (VICA) march in the London St Patrick’s Day parade amid Brexit fears of disenfranchisement.

Meanwhile






Scenes from the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin city this afternoon.

(Pix: Oisín Kane (10-21)

(Pix: Rollingnews (5-9)

This afternoon.

At O’Carroll’s shop on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Leprechaun-themed St Paddy’s ‘items’ on sale and tried on by Sabine Groepl from Germany.

Meanwhile…

Darragh Doyle tweetz:

A lot of novelty green plastic will be bought this St Patrick’s Day. A lot will be wasted. It doesn’t have to end up in landfill. @EPICMuseumCHQ will swap the novelty plastic for tickets to the Museum. It will then be donated to Social Enterprise @ReCreateIreland for reuse.

In fairness.

More here

EPIC Irish Emigration Museum

Top pics: Rollingnews

In London this weekend?

Alan Flanagan writes:

At this Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in London, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad  (VICA) campaign will be marching to celebrate the contribution of Irish emigrants and to call for a Yes vote in this year’s referendum on Presidential voting rights.

We believe that each citizen deserves a vote, and Ireland should move in line with 34 other European countries by extending the franchise.

VICA’s focus this year is on campaigning for a YES vote in the Autumn referendum to extend Presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad – in other words, a #voteforthevote.

Votes For Irish Citizens Abroad

Taoiseach leo Varadkar (above) and with Northern ireland Secretary Karen Bradley at the ireland Funds dinner.

Last night.

The National Buildings Museum, Washoington.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses the Ireland Funds

“American ideas and American values that spread around the world meant that a young boy growing up in Ireland, with an Indian father and an Irish mother, could dream of one day becoming the leader of his country, believing that the time would come when people would be judged on their principles and their ideals, on the content of their character and the quality of their work, and not on their sexuality or the colour of their skin…”

Never wear the green self-tied, elasticated dicky bow.

Rookie mistake.

Fight!

Trade to top Taoiseach’s agenda at Trump meeting in White House Brian O’Donovan, RTÉ)

Pics’; RTE/ Niall Carson (PA)

Mark Hamill as Luke Slywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Via St Patrick’s Festival:

This year, for the very first time, St. Patrick’s Festival appoints an International Guest of Honour. Mark Hamill, star of the stage and screen, and known for his Star Wars role of Luke Skywalker, will be welcomed back to our shores as the inaugural International Guest of Honour.

The new honourary role of International Guest of Honour has been created to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland.

The role will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship with and contribution to our country. While here Mark will be a special guest in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17th.

St Patrick’s Festival


Pic: John Wilson/Lucasfilm