With longer days and daffodils blooming across the countryside, at last spring has arrived. And with spring here – St. Patrick’s Day is only around the corner.
Celebrating St Patrick’s Day
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 held throughout Ireland in celebration of our national festival. Big celebrations are also held in many parts of the world with iconic buildings and monuments ‘going green‘, making St. Patrick’s day a worldwide event!
This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday making it a long weekend of celebrations! On board the Shannon Princess 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 – where Ireland take on our old enemy England on Saturday 18th March, and the All Ireland Inter Club Gaelic Football and Hurling Club Finals.
Every Parish will have pastoral Church Services, followed by the traditional St Patrick’s day 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.
On St Patrick’s Day family, sport and traditional Food is the focal point of our day. For the day that’s in it we would like to share with you our Guinness cake recipe. Enjoy!
On Shannon Princess we celebrate everything Irish all year round! From gourmet Irish food, traditional Irish music to enjoying the Irish countryside let us take you on an adventure that you will never forget. Contact us today!
(Images sourced from google images, irishtimes.com, fodders.com)