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St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

By Declan Harty

March 16, 2014

Whether someone is Irish, Irish-American or not even a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, the epitome of green gatherings, is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation.  From the numerous parades to shamrock shakes and green beer, the holiday offers the 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry the...

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

By Declan Harty

March 11, 2014

Though most identify St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland with the color green, the Marching Illini will be celebrating in blue and orange. On March 17, they will march down the historic winding streets of Dublin, Ireland, in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The trip to Dublin is nothing new for the band; t...