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St Patrick’s Day through the years

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, we’ve dug into The British Newspaper Archive to find out how the day has been celebrated in different parts of the world over the last century.

The Queen’s shamrock for the Irish Guards — The Sphere, 22 March 1902
A Catholic celebration in Dublin — The Sphere, 26 March 1932
Armored cars seen in the St. Patrick’s Day procession in Dublin — Illustrated London News, 26 March 1932
St. Patrick’s Parade in Dublin — The Sphere, 24 March 1934
Shamrocks given to the London Irish Rifles at Wellington Barracks — Leeds Mercury, 18 March 1916
Fionn the Irish wolfhound is given a shamrock by the Queen Mother — Illustrated London News, 23 March 1968
The King addressing the regiment — Leeds Mercury, 18 March 1916
Corby priests examining the Irish-grown shamrock sprays — Northants Evening Telegraph, 18 March 1957
St. Patrick’s Day procession in Melbourne — Weekly Freeman’s Journal, 20 May 1911
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived on St. Patrick’s Day at Kununurra on the last stage of the Royal tour — The Sphere, 6 April 1963
A St. Patrick’s Day reception by the Irish Ambassador — The Tatler, 30 March 1960
The chief magistrate of NY salutes the flag during the St. Patrick’s Day procession — The Sphere, 23 April 1932
Nurses marching in the parade — The Sphere, 27 March 1954

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