Over the past 200 years, Irish people have emigrated to all corners of the earth. Some left their native shores by choice but most emigrated to find work. They settled in towns and cities on the five continents, no location being too remote, too wet, too dry, too hot or too cold. It is for that reason that St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th all over the world – just as the festivities wane in one city they begin in the next. For 24 hours as the earth revolves and portions are brightened by the sun, a celebration begins and another one comes to a close as the sun goes down.