St Patrick’s Day parties hit Liverpool

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Murphy's Marbles playing at the Scholar's Bar as part of the St Patrick's Day entertainment at the Liverpool Student Union

Murphy’s Marbles playing at the Scholar’s Bar as part of the St Patrick’s Day entertainment at the Liverpool Student Union

Spirits were high in Liverpool as crowds gathered to celebrate the St Patrick’s Day weekend.

With the city having more residents of Irish ancestry than any other in England, St Patrick’s Day is a highly anticipated occasion, and Ireland’s Six nations win on Saturday meant double celebrations were in order.

The town did not disappoint, with many of the city’s bars and restaurants offering a variety of St Patrick’s Day themed special offers.

Although the weekend may be over, Liverpool Student Union has been continuing the celebrations today with their annual “Paddy’s Day Party”, at the Scholar’s Bar, with Irish breakfasts and a live band.

Irish group Murphy’s Marbles will be playing from 1pm-5pm, and the Irish Dancing society will be following them with a special St Patrick’s Day performance.

While March 17th may take most of the limelight when it comes to celebrating Irish culture, Laura Naylor, manager of the Liverpool Irish Festival assured JMU Journalism that there are plenty more dates to celebrate the Emerald Isle.

She said: “Our Liverpool Irish Festival kicks off this year on the 23rdOctober and we’re planning big things for then.”


About Lisa Kerr, JMU Journalism