TODAY siblings Tony and Laura Lambe celebrated St Patrick's Day in the award-winning garden of Huddersfield Irish Centre in Yorkshire.
Covid-19 restrictions meant the usual celebrations across Britain marking Ireland’s national day could not take place today, for a second consecutive year.
The annual St Patrick's Parade in Huddersfield was among the events cancelled in both 2020 and 2021.
It would usually take place on the Sunday closest to St Patrick's Day, beginning at Huddersfield City Centre, pausing at St Georges Square for a series of performances and then heading on to the Huddersfield Irish Centre.
But the fact that it didn't take place this month didn’t stop the Lambe family, who hail from Donnybrook in Dublin, getting festive today.
The pair, dressed in their best St Patrick’s Day style, took a walk to sit in the garden of the popular Irish centre, where a few well-positioned props meant Tony and Laura’s two-person party was as close as anyone could get to the real thing this year.
Located in Fitzwilliam Street, the Huddersfield Irish Centre’s garden won a gold star in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition in 2018 - as a result of daily watering, deadheading and tidying undertaken by the Centre’s Gerry Nugent.