The day began with the traditional blessing of Shamrock. Bishop Fintan welcomed the Mayor of Ennis Anne Norton and members of the Reserved Defence Forces and the Clare 22nd Battalion Association. After the blessing, Bishop Fintan presented sprigs of Shamrock to each member present.
This was followed by the celebration of Mass in the Cathedral in which the Liturgy was led by students of Rice College. Music and dance were an integral part of the Mass and our thanks to the students and to Joan Hanrahan and Bríd Ronan who co-ordinated the celebration.
After Mass people gathered in the streets for the parade and a good day was had by all.
Our thanks to Pat Hanrahan for the photos.