St. Patrick’s Day History

St. Patrick’s Day History

It is St. Patrick’s Day again, the holiday that traditionally honors the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick. Over history, however, the holiday has taken on a life of its own, and is known now as a time when many people wear green to show their Irish descent or their Irish spirit. There will […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Supports Culture and Reinforces Sense of Identity

Saint Patrick’s Day Supports Culture and Reinforces Sense of Identity

Saint Patrick’s Day not only serves as a celebration of all things Irish but also supports the continuation of its culture and helps reinforce a sense of pride, as well as identity, in the Irish people and their descendants. The observance originally started as a religious holiday to honor Saint Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland […]

Teen Dies After Completing the 2014 Shamrock Half-Marathon [Video]

Teen Dies After Completing the 2014 Shamrock Half-Marathon [Video]

A 16-year-old girl has died after completing the 2014 Virginia Beach Shamrock Half-Marathon. The teen, Cameron Gallagher, finished the race but fell ill afterwards and was taken to a first aid tent. Due to a medical emergency at the tent Gallagher was transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, where she died. Gallagher, from the […]