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Gathering: Crowds at St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Belfast in 2015

Gathering: Crowds at St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Belfast in 2015

Gathering: Crowds at St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Belfast in 2015

A leading doctor has spoken of his shock that St Patrick's Day parties are being organised two months in advance - and issued a stark warning against mass gatherings of any kind.

People are already arranging events online ahead of the March 17 holiday.

One advertised on social media is encouraging revellers to meet up at "Wetherspoon's Bridge House" at Bedford Street in Belfast city centre.


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