Tag Archives: St Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Update – Friends of Sinn Fein USA

President of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams with members of Congress meet in US Capitol on St. Patricks Day Friends of Sinn Fein Delegation meet with Congressman Richard Neal (MA) Photos courtesy of Friends of Sinn Fein. 1916 Centenary a Time … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

This was just posted by the crew on the International Space Station: “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from space with best wishes from the #E43 crew! From space you can see the “Emerald Isle” is very green!”

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President Michael D Higgins has issued his St Patrick’s Day message ahead of the national holiday

Message from President Michael D Higgins in full: I am delighted to send best wishes for St Patrick’s Day to the people of Ireland and to our global family and friends around the world. Today is a day when we … Continue reading

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Boston’s Holy Cross celebrates St Patrick’s Day – pictures

Slideshow: http://photos.pilotcatholicnews.com/Photogalleries/Cathedral-St-Patricks-Day-Mass/i-dd5ZqK9/A Cardinal O’Malley wrote in his blog: “There were bagpipes and step dancers and we always like to incorporate the Irish language into the liturgy. This year, the wife of the new consul-general of Ireland Carmel Ó Caollaí proclaimed … Continue reading

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Percy Shelley’s Irish Poetry

Some poetic inspiration from a sympathetic Irish patriot, Percy Shelley, who said “although an Englishman, I feel for Ireland.” Shelley celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Dublin in 1812, when he travelled there to meet Daniel O’Connell and organize the veterans … Continue reading

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More suppressed Irish history comes to light – the man who made St Patrick’s Day

Luke Wadding, a Co. Waterford native born in October 1558, was a Franciscan priest ordained in 1607 and sent as chaplain to Rome in 1618. He soon began raising funds for an Irish college for clerical students to study for … Continue reading

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