St. Patrick’s Day in Our Lady’s is a day characterised by colour, creativity and community. Preparations for our parade entry begin well in advance of the day. In 2016 the task of designing and building the float fell largely to our Transition Year students. The experience afforded our young designers, carpenters, artists, and seamstresses an opportunity to hone their skills as they recreated the GPO. The day itself saw a large number of our junior students take to the streets adorned in the attire of 1916. There was, as always, widespread praise for our wonderful musicians and singers who entertained the crowd with renditions of many old favourites.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade is just another example of the admirable relationship that exists between Our Lady’s and the local community.