St Patrick’s Day: wealth of virtual events to enjoy

Traditional St Patrick’s Day events have largely been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, there are still plenty of virtual celebrations taking place across Northern Ireland to enjoy.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 7:12 am
Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day sees hundreds of iconic landmarks and sites around the world light up in green on  March 17, including, Mac the Moose in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day sees hundreds of iconic landmarks and sites around the world light up in green on March 17, including, Mac the Moose in Saskatchewan, Canada.

For the second year in a row, there will be no St Patrick’s Day parade in Belfast, but Belfast City Hall will be illuminated green and there’s a wide range of virtual events hosted by organisations across the city, including ‘Imagining St Patrick’, a short film of Belfast parades and nostalgic celebrations.

There will also be seven hours of entertainment live streamed from St Joseph’s Chapel celebrating the cultural and historical heritage of Belfast’s Sailortown.

Armagh is running a packed schedule of online events themed with snakes, shamrocks, history and culture, traditional music and dance – and plenty of inspiring food and drink ideas.

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is celebrating St Patrick’s Day with online performances and storytelling.

The St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick is celebrating with a number of online events for St Patrick’s Day and also to mark its 20 year anniversary.

All events in Fermanagh and Omagh have moved online, with music and dance performances, streamed live from the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh and the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen.

Mid Ulster council is streaming a series of craft workshops, musical entertainment and dance performances live on social media channels throughout the day.

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Derry City and Strabane is celebrating with new artwork and installations.

Internationally, this year will be the biggest Global Greening event with about 670 sites in 66 countries taking part. From Rome to Rio, London to Las Vegas, a host of famous buildings and sites around the world will be turning a shade of green over the coming days.

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