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The 2017 Google Doodle for St. Patrick’s Day

Net Sixty Six SEO looks at the Google Doodle for St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Skellig Michael, the inspiration behind this year's St. Patrick's Day Google doodle. Image by Andreas Juergensmeier (via Shutterstock).

Skellig Michael: the Irish island that inspired this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle. Image by Andreas Juergensmeier (via Shutterstock).

Yes, it is that time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. A time of the year associated with wearing green clothes, drinking Guinness, and healthy doses of Irish folk music. In truth, it commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The story of St. Patrick remains a source of legend.

In Manchester (as we said in last week’s post), it is commemorated with the Manchester Irish Festival. Thousands of people descended on Manchester city centre last Sunday (12 March) to watch the Festival Parade.

Our friends from Google UK have come up with another cracking Google Doodle for St. Patrick’s Day. This year’s effort is inspired by the mystical Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. A Christian monastery was founded on the island in the 5th and 6th century. Here’s how Google announced its St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle:

We think it compares well with all the previous doodles. It is hard to believe we are now up to the seventeenth St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle. Here’s the first doodle they used:

First St. Patrick's Day Google Doodle

Net Sixty Six SEO Ltd, 17 March 2017.

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