St. Finbarr's Church goes green for St. Patrick's Day


St Finbarr's Church in Carrickmacross is being lit up for St. Patrick's Day.

The initiative is part of the parish's contribution to the virtual St. Patrick's Day celebrations organised by the municipal council along with the Chamber of Commerce in the town.

Revd Colin McConaghie explained that the parish normally takes part in the St. Patrick's Day parade in the town but this has now been cancelled for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Instead, a number of parishioners contributed to a video from the parish.

'We were delighted for St Finbarr’s to be asked to take part and we were able to produce a video of different voices from our church praying a prayer of St Patrick. As part of the town’s celebrations the church steeple was lit up green to mark the occasion.

'Thanks to all who took part in the video,' said Revd McConaghie.