St Patrick’s Day celebrations put Jersey on the map

JERSEY joined a ‘Global Greening’ this weekend to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

On Friday, Islanders partied in true Irish style by wearing green, large hats, dancing in the street and for the first time Fort Regent was lit green.

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations began with Mass at St Mary and St Peter’s Church, celebrated by Rev Canon Michael Hore.

Later that afternoon dancers from the Cannon O’Rafferty, school of Irish dance performed a flash mob, surprise dance, in Liberation Square where large crowds gathered to watch them perform before they were all led by St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft into the Pomme d’Or Hotel to continue the celebrations into the night.

And on Saturday evening at the Jersey Irish Society ball at the l’Horizon Hotel, St Brelade, Kitty O’Shea’s manager Declan Kelly won the Irish Person of the Year award and was presented with the Michael Kilroy shield.

More pictures and full report in Monday's JEP.

 

 

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