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IrelandGardai warn punters against drinking in public areas on St Patrick's Day

14:10  14 march  2019
14:10  14 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Saint Patrick ' s Day , or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick "), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March

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Gardai warn punters against drinking in public areas on St Patrick's Day © (Photo by Karol Serewis/Gallo Images Poland/Getty Images) WARSAW, POLAND MARCH 17:(SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) People hit his hands in a table in the rhythm of the music in the Emerald Irish Pub seen during Saint Patricks Day celebration on March 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. Saint Patricks Day is a cultural celebration, held on the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland.(Photo by Karol Serewis/Gallo Images Poland/Getty Images)

Gardai have warned against drinking in public places this St Patrick’s Day.

Those found flouting the rules will have their drinks taken off them.

Nearly 150 barrels worth of drinks have been seized in the past, according to Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley.

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St Patrick ’ s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day . Therefore traffic and parking may be temporarily affected in streets and public areas where parades are held in towns and cities.

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Wheatley said: “We would rather prevent it, but we will take the drink off them.

"In other years, we have filled 150 barrels with drink in the Temple Bar area so it is important that the message is sent out to young people that drink will be taken off them and they won't be allowed drink in public places."

Gardai warn punters against drinking in public areas on St Patrick's Day © Getty Images Man drinking pint of beer (Stock)

Festival goers have been especially warned against getting drunk in tourist hotspots like Temple Bar, the Irish Independent reports.

There will be around 800 to 850 gardai on duty across Dublin.

Parents have been encouraged to get ID wristbands for their children which could help if they get separated in the crowds.

The wristbands are available at city centre stations in Store Street, Mountjoy, Bridewell, Pearse Street, and Kevin Street

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Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland

St Patrick ' s Day is a public holiday in Northern Ireland, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. The color green and images of the clover are often seen on St Patrick ' s Day . ©iStockphoto.com/donna rae moratelli.

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