Leigh Hatts  

St Patrick’s Day quiet again as in the past

St Patrick’s tomb at Down Cathedral

Today’s 17 March St Patrick’s Day celebrations will for a second year be muted by the virus.

But this is not rare for until very recently St Patrick’s Day in Ireland was a quiet family day like Christmas Day with even the pubs closed.

Patrick is also patron of Montserrat in the West Indies and Nigeria.

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