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Western New Yorkers are ready to shake their shamrocks in what is now the 4th best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, according to a recent study by a personal finance website.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

So what did you do this weekend? Chances are you took part in some sort of St. Patrick's Day celebration, culminating with downtown Buffalo's parade up Delaware Avenue.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

If you're a local elected official, St. Patrick's Day in Buffalo means making an appearance at the Buffalo Irish Center. Many local politicians joined local citizens to celebrate Irish-American heritage Friday at the Abbott Road venue.


Keep St. Patrick's Day happy - and safe, says NYS

Mar 17, 2017
United Irish American Association

Police around New York State will be cracking down on drunken driving and underage drinking this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

Irish immigrants have played an important role in Buffalo's history since its earliest days. They were hard laborers, scooping grain on Buffalo's waterfront. Others became policemen and civic leaders. The October issue of Buffalo Spree explores Western New York's Irish heritage. In this week's Press Pass conversation with WBFO's Mark Scott, editor Elizabeth Licata says it's a heritage many celebrate.