Best way to spend St Patrick’s Day this year

March 15, 2020

So – just like many cities, towns or villages in Ireland – America loves a giant parade for St. Patrick’s day. If the hope is to see a true appreciation for Irish heritage, Chicago is one of the places to be. They even go as far to dye their river green with 45 pounds of dye in preparation for the big day, which they have been doing since 1962. Alongside Chicago, Boston  and New York city are well known for their Irish roots and offers its residents and visitors great parades. 


Sussed: Paddy’s Day Club Guide

March 8, 2017

  As everyone knows, it’s our national duty to go out and have fun on March 17th. Avoidance of this sacred tradition is tantamount to high treason. Yet maybe wading through a sea of puke


The History of St. Patrick’s Day

March 8, 2017

On the 17th of March, we wear green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, but why exactly are we celebrating? Writer Bronwyn O’Neill looks at the history behind our national holiday. Saint Patrick’s Day is the


The St Patrick’s Day Parade from the Inside Out

March 20, 2014

Mater Dei Student Anna Culleton talked to The College View about how it feels to be part of the parade which is the centre of the St Patrick’s day Festival each year. The Wexford native

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Marching with pride on St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2014

Ruth Marnell looks at the controversy surrounding the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade and their decision to not allow the LGBT community to march under pro-LGBT banners in the parade.

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Supermacs, Goats and Pagans: All in a St Patrick’s Day

March 20, 2013

St Patrick’s Day is weird. One: because it’s somehow compulsory and two: because it makes you think that Irish people reproduce like flowers rather than people. Thousands are Irish for March. But where did they