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Poll: Do St Patrick's Day celebrations portray Ireland in a positive way?

As thousands of people celebrate our national holiday, we’re asking if it’s good for Ireland’s image.

People attend the Patrick's Day parade in Dublin last year
People attend the Patrick's Day parade in Dublin last year
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

CELEBRATIONS ARE KICKING off for St Patrick’s Day with hundreds of thousands of people expected to take part in parades and events around the country.

However away from the organised events of the morning and afternoon, there will also be the usual concerns about the influence of alcohol which has become intrinsically linked with Ireland’s national holiday.

So we’re asking: Do St Patrick’s Day celebrations portray Ireland in a positive way?


Poll Results:

No, it has been overshadowed by alcohol (1097)
It makes Ireland look both good and bad (1043)
Yes, it highlights some of the best things about Ireland (367)



Read: 12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy’s Day >

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