Although this was to be his first Saint Patrick’s Day in the Parish of Ardkeen, Father Alexander followed tradition and blessed pots of shamrock the weekend before the Feast Day. This was to allow parishioners time to prepare buttonholes for St Patrick’s Day. Another tradition was the arranging of a little side altar in St Mary Star of the Sea to remember our National Apostle.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!