After a stormy winter at last spring has arrived. And with spring here – St. Patrick’s Day is only around the corner.
St Patrick’s Day on 17th March is the biggest day in ireland’s cultural calendar and a national holiday with a host of events throughout Ireland in celebration of our national festival.
This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday Making it a long weekend of celebrations!
For us it is a day to celebrate with family and friends.
Time for us to take a few minutes away from the dry dock and dust off our rusty musical skills !
St. Patrick’s Day is also a huge Sports Day, with many of our biggest Sporting Festivals happening over the long weekend
Among them are National Hunt Horse Racing, Point to Points,
The Six Nations Rugby Internationals – Ireland take on France on Saturday 15 March, andAll Ireland Inter Club Gaelic Football and Hurling Club Finals.
Every Parish will have pastoral Church Services, followed by a Parade.
And also A Fleadh Ceoil- A Competition of Traditional Music and Dancing (Think River Dance performed by determined 8 year old girls!), larger towns will also have Street Theatre and Exhibitions.
We will have Family, Sport and Traditional Food the focal point of our day. We like to have family & friends visit for an evening meal,