It’s time to celebrate St Patrick


Luton Irish Forum have issued an open invitation to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with them on Friday, March 17.

The Festival starts at 10am with Sean O’Riada Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians in Castle Street, featuring the LIF Choir.

It continues at the Forum with a full programme of all the best in Irish song and dance.

Spectrum Radio’s Gerry Byrne hosts the all-day event with highlights including John, Joe and Caz Devine and Chris Sadler Traditional Music, singer Clara Byrne and the Finbarr Conway Academy of Irish Dancing Irish Dancing.

The tradtional parade will take place on Sunday, March 19, starting at LIF in Hitchin Road, wending its way to Market Hill.

For the first time in years the route will include accessibility for floats, injecting colour and life into the event.