Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Festival 2011





Ireland's national festival of St. Patrick starts today and will run through the weekend until Sunday 20th March. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. If you are, or happen to be in Ireland at the moment, then you're in luck!  The festival has a packed calender of events encompassing, film, music, comedy, culture, games and family entertainment, as well as the annual impressive firework production Skyfest, this year taking place in Wexford.  


The highlight as always is the St. Patrick's Day Parade which takes place on Thursday starting at .  This year's Grand Marshall is Dublin boxer and national hero Katie Taylor.  The theme of the parade is based around the short story 'Brilliant' written by Irish author Roddy Doyle for the festival.  The story follows the children of Dublin as they try to chase the 'Black Dog of Depression' from Ireland.  Doyle's story (available to download here) is apt in its portrayal of Ireland as a people under a dark cloud.  The upcoming festival offers some relief from this; it is hoped that a proud and cheerful green will replace black, for the weekend at least. If you are Irish, in Ireland, or just up for the craic, make sure you get it this weekend!   Happy St. Patrick's Day!




For more information on the St. Patrick's Day Festival please visit the Festival's official website.  

3 comments:

  1. Looks like another great St. Patrick's Day went down yesterday! Enjoy the rest of the Festival weekend :)

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