Events over St Patrick’s weekend
St Patrick’s Day falls on 17 March and is celebrated by Irish communities and others across the globe. The day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, marks the anniversary of the day St Patrick died (c. AD 385–461). St Patrick was the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba.
The religious feast day has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and lots of green.
Check out the Mayor of London at the St Patrick’s Parade in London this year saying London is lucky to have the Irish.
With so many events over St Patrick’s weekend across the UK, we really are spoiled for choice. Here are a few:
St Patrick’s Weekend Shenanigans
When: Friday 17 to Sunday 19th March
Where: St Finbarrs Sports & Social Club, 303 Holbrook Lane, Coventry, CV6 4DG
Head over to the Finbarrs Sports and Social Club in Coventry for a fun weekend of St Patrick’s festivities. From Friday with Irish dancers the Wild Irish, TV sports on the Saturday and music on the Sunday.
See the flyer for more information.
London St Patrick’s Festival
When: Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March
Where: Throughout London
As well as the famous parade and festival in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 19 March, there’ll be art and talks at City Hall, a family adventure trail through central London, music, film and poetry on the Underground and much more.
See the Mayor of London’s website for more information about where to go.
St Patrick’s Mass & Traditional Breakfast
When: Sunday 19 March, 9am, tickets £6
Where: The London Irish Centre, Camden, NW1 9XB
The Council of Irish County Associations London invites you to join them in the celebration of St Patrick’s day with mass at the McNamara Hall on Sunday March 19th.
See more information and book your ticket.
See our What’s On section to stay up to date with events in March and the rest of the year.
We’d love to hear what your plans are over St Patrick’s weekend or if you’re planning to donate something, let us know the details. Tag us @irishinbritain on Twitter.