Cathedrals join in vigil walk for St Patrick’s Day

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Armagh.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Armagh.

A vigil walk involving the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland cathedrals will take place in Armagh this evening (Thursday) to mark the eve of Saint Patrick’s day.

Both of the city’s cathedrals are dedicated to the national patron saint and both will be illuminated in green to mark the occasion.

The walk will begin at the Church of Ireland Cathedral at 9pm where Archbishop Richard Clarke will lead those gathered in prayer.

He will then guide the group via torchlight to Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral where they will be welcomed by Archbishop Eamon Martin.

This symbolic expression of the unity of the churches is a reflection of Saint Patrick’s own journey of uniting the Irish people with Christianity.