It’s time for one of the biggest parties and liveliest celebrations of the year.
One best celebrated with friends at the appropriate HQ, the O’Sullivans Irish Pub closest to home!
The 17th March is a hugely symbolic day for Irish people all around the world. There’s beer flowing in every pub, singing and dancing, parades in the streets, and everyone dresses up in green and covers themselves in shamrocks.
But…who exactly was Saint Patrick?
A public holiday in Ireland since 1903, the 17th March marks the anniversary of the death of Saint Patrick, the founder of Irish Christianity in the 5th century.
His mythical story isn’t short on adventure:
Legend also has it that he was responsible for ridding Ireland of its snakes… Hang on, snakes in Ireland?!
Ireland was then a Celtic land with pagan beliefs. Exit the druid ‘snakes’, and the island became Christian.
Saint Patrick’s Day has become one of the best known and most popular celebrations on the calendar, and what better place to celebrate than in one of our Irish pubs!
We always make sure there’s plenty of warmth, friendship, laughter, simplicity, brotherhood, Irish pride, songs, dances, and traditional music that make the uilleann pipes come alive. Not forgetting the beer of course!
Every year we honour the tradition by organising events over one or several days!
All decked out in Irish colours, the party often starts with live performances of traditional songs and dances, and continues til late, sometimes lasting for a whole week!
It’s when we’re all gathered together to celebrate this special day, that we understand the important part we play in the tradition.
We’re here to share our love of tradition with you, and to celebrate the events that mark and give rhythm to our lives, our encounters, our happiness and friendships!
Because life is all about having fun, and the craic must continue, we wish you all a fantastic Saint Patrick’s Day!