Ireland's St. Patrick's Day parade returns after three-year COVID absence
The March 17 public holiday, celebrated in towns and villages across the country, was one of the first big events to be cancelled in 2020, shortly before the economy was shutdown for the first time to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
"Our national day sends the message out loud and clear – Ireland is open again for tourism and we cannot wait to roll out the "green carpet" and welcome visitors from near and far," Tourism Minister Catherine Martin said in a statement.
The colour and pageantry of St Patrick's Day was clear for all to see in the 2022 parades taking place around the country. As the parades took to the streets once again, so too did the crowds, eager to capture the magic of a 'normal' St Patrick's Day.
Over 158 Paddys, Pats, Patricias, Patryks and Patricias braved the inclement weather to don St Patrick’s costumes and take part in the ultimate St Patrick’s Festival photo to celebrate the €1.2 million restoration of Cork’s St Patrick’s Bridge.
A man enjoys a pint of Guinness at The Last Jar bar during St Patrick's Day celebrations in Melbourne on March 17, 2022.
Members of the local Ukrainian community pose for a photo with Ukrainian flags
20 Best Easter Food Traditions from Around the World 🐣
Every family has their own special Easter traditions—from egg hunts and church services to the many different types of traditional Easter foods! Sure, a glazed ham and hot cross buns might be the first thing that comes to mind, but when it comes to Easter food traditions, there are tons of other dishes from around the world worth trying, too. In fact, classic Easter recipes can vary from country to country and some foods even have Easter origins that date back to ancient times. Ahead, this list will explain everything you need to know about Easter food traditions—and you might even find inspiration for your family's Easter dinner or brunch.
For Ree Drummond, Easter Sunday wouldn't be complete with deviled eggs and her favorite ham recipes. But did you know that lamb is actually one of the more common main courses on Easter? Ham turned into the practical Easter alternative in the United States because it became more affordable in the 20th century. Here's another fun food fact: many cultures make some kind of sweet Easter bread. In Italy, it's adorned with colorful boiled eggs but in Greece red eggs on top is the tradition. Along with American, Italian, and French dishes, we've also included foods from Mexico, Portugal, Poland, and more. And while these delicacies may be generations old, you may just find they're a fun new addition to your Easter menu this year!
On December 18th 2007, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day, to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with Autism so that they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
This year, the theme of Autism Awareness Day is ‘Inclusive Quality Education for All’
What can you do to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day?
Speak to the Autistic people in your life, find out how they would like to mark the day.
Promote understanding and acceptance of the Autistic community within your friend and family circles.
Attend a local Autism Awareness event in your area.
Learn more by reading a book or watching a video relating to Autism or Autistic people’s experiences.
If the Autistic person in your life has a particular interest/hobby, why not organise a family day out/activity centred around that.
If you own a business, learn more about how you can support people with Autism by getting in touch with us.
Remember that every Autistic person is different, every person has their strengths and challenges, treat each person with respect and as an individual.
Myhomecare.ie are delighted to announce our membership to Home & Community Carer Ireland as of March 2022.
HCCI is the national membership organisation for companies that provide a managed home care service in Ireland. HCCI unites members who directly care for thousands of older and vulnerable people in their homes.
HCCI members provide a fully managed care service through directly employed and trained care staff, which guarantees an exceptional standard of care to every client.
Employee of the Quarter 💙
The Employee of the Quarter Program recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of employees, we are delighted to announce the winners for Spring 2022.
All the little things you do every day make a huge difference.
Thank you for your dedication and willingness to go the extra mile.
Lily de Silva
Refer A Friend 👩🏻🤝👩🏻
We have a referral scheme in operation – if you refer a Nurse to us and they are activated - a fee of €150 will be awarded to the referrer (when the nurse has worked 120 hours with us)