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elfast's Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day 2014 in Northern Ireland

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, Northern Ireland has a jam-packed programme of festivities lined up to celebrate our national saint.  From street carnivals to open air concerts and themed walks, there is something for everyone.

Below is a taster of what's taking place across Northern Ireland.

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Ecumenical Service of Commemoration, Armagh

Based on the Anglican liturgy of Choral Evensong, the service will be ecumenical in character, including both commemoration of the burial of Brian Boru and prayer for the Ireland of today. Mark Patrick Hederman, OSB, Abbot of Glenstal, will preach.

The Bóroimhe Suite, Armagh

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has commissioned composer Michael Rooney to write a suite of music reflecting the life of Brian Ború.

Meet St 'Moninne' at Killevy Churches, Killeavy, Newry

Visit these important churches in the company of our Living History 'Moninne' on her Saint's Day and learn more about her way of life as a nun in a medieval monastery. St Bline's Well is said to have power to heal in the name of Moninne to this day.

Learn the secrets of the herbs at Grey Abbey, Greyabbey, Newtownards

How did the monks know which plants cured which diseases? Visit Grey Abbey’s Physic Garden, talk to the monks, the gardeners and an herbalist.

Cistercian Life at Inch Abbey, Downpatrick

Every Sunday in July travel back in time with our Living History Cistercian monk at beautiful Inch Abbey, a Cistercian foundation funded by John de Courcy.

Celebrate Brian Boru's Anniversary at Armagh Friary, Mowhan, Armagh

Join in the celebrations as Armagh City celebrates Brian Boru. Our early Celtic-Christian monk will walk the grounds of Armagh Friary, ready to convert the heathen and tell his story as a contemporary of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s most famous bishop.

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