Leigh Hatts  

Is it St Patrick’s Day?

The statue outside St Patrick’s Waterloo in London includes one of the snakes allegedly driven from Ireland by St Patrick

Is it St Patrick’s Day on Sunday 17 March?

He does not appear in the calendar this year because 17 March is the Second Sunday of Lent.

But this is not as difficult as the rare year when 17 March falls in Holy Week.

It can be St Patrick’s Day on Sunday where the local dedication is St Patrick. So the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin is keeping St Patrick’s Day with the President Michael D. Higgins present. The city’s festival is a five day event.

In London there will be celebrations at St Patrick’s Soho Square on Sunday and Monday with blessing of shamrock at all Masses.

Borough Market next to Southwark Cathedral is opening all day on Sunday to feature Irish food.