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# St Patrick

This year
Pilgrims urged to 'take care' as thousands prepare for Croagh Patrick climb
Rescue teams from across Ireland and the UK will be on hand to help climbers who get into trouble
QUIZ: How much do you know about these places linked to Saint Patrick?
Have you been to any of the five places named Kilpatrick?
QUIZ: How much do you know about the man behind the holiday?
Test your knowledge of our patron saint.
St Patrick, patron saint of…Nigeria?
We’re not the only ones who have the famed snake driver as a patron saint.
President Higgins links struggles of migrants to our patron saint in St Patrick's Day message
The president stated that ‘a poisonous xenophobia, new and recalled, has taken hold in so many places’.
All time
The Irish For - You’ll never catch our linguistic Lucky Charms
It’s St Patrick’s Day, in an extraordinary week, but Darach Ó Séaghdha says there’s no harm looking back at the legend of the leprechaun.
'Global greening' set to go ahead across the globe for St Patrick's Day
Hundreds of iconic landmarks like the Burj al Arab and sites in over 50 countries are set to go green over the next couple of days.
Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?
Large groups aren’t allowed, of course, but some people have plans to celebrate being Irish from their homes.
This year's St Patrick's Festival aims to celebrate contemporary and traditional Ireland
The festival will run over five days from 13 to 17 March.
Patrick Kluivert handed role at Barcelona after being sacked by Cameroon
The former Barca striker has signed a two-year deal to oversee the club’s famed La Masia academy.
Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
This festival wants to show a totally new side to St Patrick
The festival will include elements of music, art, film and spirituality.
48 of the best photos from St Patrick's Day across the country
All smiles.
PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today
About 190 locations are giving a nod to Ireland.
Quiz: How much do you know about St Patrick's Day?
From the man himself to how we celebrate him.
Does St Patrick deserve his own flag? An enterprising Kerryman thought he did
The government wouldn’t support the idea.
This is still the best telling ever by kids of the St Patrick story
It’s 13 years since Brown Bag animated a 1960s tape of Dublin children telling saints’ stories – but it never grows old.
YOUR St Patrick's Day: Toddlers in bow ties, surprise snowmen
You’ve been answering Ireland’s Call even before you get to the parades.
14 things you probably didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day
He’s not even a true saint by today’s definition.
(Saint) Patrick - The Bits They Left Out
Documents and archaeological evidence paint a picture of the man behind the legend.
NYC parade organisers to stand by PSNI invite, despite 'jitters'
The parade committee received a raft of complaints about the move in recent days, but they’re expected to confirm the invitation later.
Officers who mistreated teens at St Patrick's will not move to Wheatfield
After visiting Wheatfield, the Children’s Ombdusman Emily Logan said she felt reassured about the move.
32 great pictures from St Patrick's Day 2013
Sure, the rain fell but we had a laugh, right?
13 things you probably didn't know about St Patrick's Day
Where was the first parade? What other country has a national holiday today? And where is the world’s largest shamrock?
4 Irish sites to visit to get close to St Patrick mythology
Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick this weekend… or at least to the places he’s reputed to have visited for special events.
15 people* who are really, REALLY looking forward to St Patrick's Day
*and some dogs too.
New iconic sites to go green for St Patrick's Day
For the first time ever, Christ the Redeemer, the Pyramids of Giza, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas and the Little Mermaid statue will all go green on 17 March.
Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived?
From their religious classification to the clues they provide archaeologists about Ireland’s chieftains and kings, here’s your guide to Irish relics.
Why are there no snakes in Ireland?
Co Laois woman found three foot-snake under bed. Why aren’t we finding more of them?
Does Carrick-on-Shannon have Ireland's most unusual St Patrick's parade?
The Leitrim town is having TWO parades – one on water – and a man sitting 180 feet high in a glass box.
Column: Cardinal Rules - The real Book of Patrick
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland, shares some previously unpublished excerpts from a life of St Patrick… by his manservant Bran.
Column: Cardinal Rules Part 16. The REAL story of St Patrick.
The (not) Primate of All Ireland unearths exclusive extracts from The Book of St Patrick, the definitive biography of our national patron saint. Maybe.
Top 10: Weird Patron Saints
It’s All Saints Day – so how better to mark November 1 than with a selection of lesser-known patron saints?