St. Patrick’s Day celebrations began with Bishop Fintan celebrating the 9.30am Mass in the Cathedral. At this Mass the traditional blessing of the shamrock took place. Students from Rice College provided the music, song and dance during the Liturgy. They also led the Prayers of the Faithful and  proclaimed the Word of God. Our thanks to the students, their parents, Principal Louis Mulqueen, teachers, Bríd Ronan, Joan Hanrahan, Cora Brooks, and all staff members.
The Ennis parade took place after Mass through the streets of Ennis. Our thanks to the Ennis Municipal Authority and staff for an excellent parade.