This must be the strangest St Patrick’s Day on record in Ireland. The Covid 19 virus has rendered the whole island devoid of any form of public celebration of our patron saint’s day.
Paddy’s Day generally heralds the beginning of Ireland’s tourist season, but this year it seems likely that we will not be able to welcome guests from overseas for quite some weeks, if not months, to come.
However, Ireland hasn’t completely forgotten its diaspora and as is usual at this time of year, the President of Ireland has issued a St Patrick’s Day greeting which we are sharing here
Happy St Patrick’s Day!