Happy St Patrick’s Day to Bunbury’s proud Irish community

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Seana Sloan celebrated Saint Patrick's Day on Sunday with other Irish community members.
Camera IconSeana Sloan celebrated Saint Patrick's Day on Sunday with other Irish community members. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

It’s the day to celebrate the luck of the Irish and all things green, and that’s exactly what Irish community members did on Sunday.

Originally from Belfast, Australind resident Seana Sloan organised a festive picnic on Sunday for the Irish community in the Bunbury area to come together and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.

Mrs Sloan said this year marked her 10th Saint Patrick’s Day in Australia, after she moved to Bunbury from Northern Ireland in 2009.

“My husband is born and raised in the South West of WA,” she said.

“For me it is about our two kids having pride in their Aussie-Irish culture.”

Getting together with fellow expats is a great way to celebrate our Irishness.

Seana Sloan

On Sunday, Bunbury’s Irish community donned their best festive outfits and brought along an Irish-themed dish to celebrate the day at Settlers Hall, Australind.

“We did a potato and spoon race for the kids but the adults couldn't resist having a go,” Mrs Sloan said.

“It's all a bit of fun — to be sure, to be sure!”

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