Take a look back at some of the St Patrick's Day events of the last five decades. Were you a majorette or parade participant? If so, can you spot yourself? Watch parades from around the country in 1965, the 1979 Dublin parade and the world's self-proclaimed shortest parade. You can even revisit the year of no parades.
Also featured are St. Patrick's Day activities of the Irish navy in Brazil, Croagh Patrick, fireworks at the Rock of Cashel, a parade in Moscow and what kids really think of St. Patrick. Watch a report on shamrock-growing. See Gay Byrne on the streets of London seeking impressions of Ireland from the British. Listen to kids impressions of St. Patrick the missionary and visit pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Lough Derg.
Primary School boys and girls give their impressions of Saint Patrick the missionary.
A visit to St. Patrick's Purgatory at Lough Derg, where pilgrims of all ages engage in ritual prayer and fasting.
'7 Days' looks at pilgrimages to Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, the reasons for participating in the pilgrimage and the types of people that do it. According to legend Saint Patrick climbed Croagh Patrick and fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.
Déanann Mairéad Ní Nuadháin cur síos ar Mhórshiúl Lá Fhéile Pádraig i Moscó.
Is this the shortest St Patrick's Day parade in the world?
A report on the commercial growing of shamrock in Rosscarbery, Cork. Mrs O'Keefe recalls being the guest of honour at the royal presentation of shamrock to the Irish Guards in London.
Harry Hughes, Chairman of the Croagh Patrick Archaeological Group, explains Ireland's patron saint's connection with this mountain and why it is a place of pilgrimage.
The 1979 St Patrick's Day Parade passes in front of the General Post Office. An attempt by a H Block protest to disrupt the parade is rerouted.
On a wet and gloomy St Patrick's Day in 1965, RTÉ News looks at festivities around the country and a report from London.
Among the casulaties of the foot and mouth crisis are this years St Particks Day Parades.
Emigrants return to Achill Island to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
A subdued St Patrick's Day in Dublin and Mayo as parades are cancelled due to foot and mouth disease restrictions.
Noraid the fundraising wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are having a growing influence over St Patrick's Day festivities in America.
The crew of Irish navy ship the LE Eithne and the small Irish community of Rio de Janeiro hold a St Patrick's Day party for some of the city's street children.
St Patrick's Day often prompts discussions of what it means to be Irish. In a 'Late Late Show' special broadcast from London, presenter Gay Byrne takes to the streets and asks English people what they know of Ireland.
In 2008, the St Patrick's Day Festival moved its "Skyfest" outside of Dublin for the first time and held the fireworks display at the Rock of Cashel.