St. Patrick’s Day in Photos: With Pandemic Restrictions Lifted, Mainers Say ‘Sláinte!’

Participants run for the water as part of the Paddy’s Day Plunge in support of the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation on March 17. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

South Portland firefighter Skyler Horrigan celebrates after participating in the Paddy’s Day Plunge in support of the Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation on St. Patrick’s Day. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Portland’s Paul Parsons is dressed in St. Patrick’s Day gear as he walks down Commercial Street in the Old Port from bar to bar on an all-day pub crawl. Parsons said he has been dressing for the holidays for 8 years except for the last two because of the coronavirus. Ben McCanna / Personal Photographer

Madeleine Walsh of the Stillson School of Irish Dance performs for the crowd at O’Reilly’s Cure in Scarborough on St Patrick’s Day. The dancers are raising money to attend the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast next month. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Left to right, Madeleine Walsh, Isabella Balzano, Phoebe O’Rourke and Hannah Gawlick of the Stillson School of Irish Dance perform for St. Patrick’s Day celebrants at O’Reilly’s Cure in Scarborough. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Reese Metevier, 5, adjusts her St Patrick’s Day glasses as she sits with her family at O’Reilly’s Cure in Scarborough. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Brian Young plays bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day for folks celebrating the holidays at O’Reilly’s Cure. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Patrons of O’Reilly’s Cure watch dancers from the Stillson School of Irish Dance on St. Patrick’s Day. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Roman Jozefiak and Jennifer Dziadosz celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together at O’Reilly’s Cure. Brianna Soukup/staff photographer

Cumberland’s Janice Mitiguy, left, and North Yarmouth’s Rebecca Proulx dance to live music at Rí Rá in Portland on Thursday. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Paul Proulx of North Yarmouth finishes his beer at Rí Rá in Portland on St. Patrick’s Day. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Alliza Mason and Cam Ramich enjoy a street side table at Dock Fore in Portland on Thursday. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Artie Green, a member of the Kora Shrine Islanders pipe band, plays drums at Gritty McDuff’s in Portland. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Portland’s Amberly Larkin and Biddeford’s Saoirse Ni Bhroin pose with members of the Kora Shrine Islanders pipe band at Gritty McDuff’s in Portland on St. Patrick’s Day. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer


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