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From the archives: Should St Patrick’s Day be a public holiday?

It's now celebrated globally, but 52 years ago UTV viewers were more concerned about whether St Patrick’s Day should be a public holiday, than drowning the shamrock.

In this footage from 1967, our reporter Leslie Dawes asks people for their views - we also see pictures from that year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Maghera.