Hundreds of residents lined the streets of Bayside as the neighborhood held its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Bell Blvd. on March 24.
Dear Editor: Reflecting on The Great Irish Fair, we remember that terrible period in the past when the Catholic faith was outlawed in Ireland. For 300 years, there was persecution, subjugation and enforced poverty. Irish churches were closed and burnt to the ground. Mass was outlawed and priests were fugitives, hunted down, tortured and killed. The Irish people suffered greatly for their faith.