2015 St Patrick’s Day around Geelong
Geelong loves a celebration and celebrating all things Irish on St Patrick’s Day has long been a highlight. Put on your green, find that silly Guinness hat you bought years ago and get along to one of the pubs or events and join in the celebrations of this fun day. St Patrick’s Day falls on Tuesday the 17th of March and there are several events being held on the weekend leading up to the big day.
The Elephant and Castle
The Elephant and Castle in East Geelong is a tradition on St Patrick’s Day and always draws a massive crowd who enjoy a wonderful day of all things Irish. Like always the dark and creamy Guinness and delicious Kilkenny are sure to be the favorites choice of the day. This year the fun starts on Tuesday morning for breakfast from 9:30 AM and continues through the day. FT. Aine Tyrell Band, Boudica and DJ Brian will be playing the Irish inspired tunes, while Arthur from Fat Pizza will make a guest appearance. For more information www. elephantandcastle.com.au/
The Bush Inn
The Bush Inn in the heart of the city will be holding a St Patrick’s Day celebration with the pub opening at 7:30 AM. Put on your big green hat and get ready for a delicious Irish Breaky and some wonderful Irish inspired lunch and dinner specials. Don’t miss the Guinness and Jameson happy hour from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St Patrick’s Day Ball
The Geelong Irish Society is celebrating their homeland’s most important day with a St Patrick’s Day Ball. This ball celebrates 50 years of the society and will be held at Capri Receptions in North Geelong on Saturday the 14th of March. They have some tremendous entertainment including Zeon, and the Celtic Thunder Trio. There’s a dinner and there will be plenty of fun and cheer for all. For more information visit www.geelongirish.com.au
The St Patrick’s Day Cup
The Geelong Racecourse will host the St Patrick’s Day Cup on Saturday the 15th of March. The main cup race is a 1400 metre event and will attract some great horses and riders. The day will feature plenty of fun including a live band and Fashions on the Field and our friends at Geelong Travel will be giving away a trip to Dublin. The club is offering plenty of different packages including fine dining and marquee access, or you can just come along and have a picnic on the lush lawns overlooking the track.
St Patrick’s School – Irish Folk Festival
This is a marvelous family event that should not be missed. St Patrick’s School in West Geelong put on an amazing day of Irish fun every St Patrick’s day weekend. This year the event will be held on Sunday the 15th and looks like being the best yet. Come along to see Paddy the Leprechaun and enjoy some of the awesome entertainment performing throughout the day. The whole school grounds will be transformed into a giant festival with food, rides, markets and plenty of fun activities including the traditional leprechaun drop where some lucky visitor can take home a huge cash prize.
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