Chinatown comes to Smithfield

Chinatown comes to Smithfield

Thousands of people are expected at Smithfield in Dublin today to celebrate the start of the Chinese lunar new year. This year is the Year of the Golden Pig.

While the Year of the Pig comes around every 12 years, the Golden Pig falls only every 60 years and is thought to be especially auspicious. Chinese believe that anyone born this year will have good fortune and lead a wealthy, comfortable life.

Dr Katherine Chan-Mullen has been in Ireland for 28 years and has worked with Ireland’s Chinese community for more than 20 years. She co-founded Dublin’s first Chinatown Market and the Irish Chinese Information Centre,...

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