St. PATRICK’S DAY IS NEARLY UPON US! EGANS HOUSE WELCOMES YOU TO DUBLIN FOR THE BEST FESTIVAL IN THE LAND, MARCH 16TH TO MARCH 19TH 2012
FOR INSTANCE…DID YOU KNOW ST. PATRICK WAS WELSH, AND NOT IRISH AT ALL!!!!
WELL….HE WAS BORN IN THE WELSH TOWN OF BANWEN IN 385 CE
Why do we have a day of celebration in honour of St. Patrick at all?
St. Patrick,the Patron Saint of Ireland, died on the 17th of March 461 AD and the day has been celebrated ever since. St Patrick spent thirty years building and setting up ministries and places of worship all around Ireland.
Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, it has been a custom to celebrate the anniversary of saints’ deaths. This allows believers to honor the saint’s accomplishments and celebrate their entry into heaven. A “feast day” is designated for every saint, even when the exact date of death of a saint is not known.
What are looking forward to seeing and doing during the four day Festival March 16th to March 19th in DUBLIN?
SOMETHING LIKE THIS??
We are so excited about all the amazing things that are taking place and DUBLIN is the daddy of them all, OF COURSE! We are to expect…… a riot of troupes, artists, giant puppetry, thundering music and blazing flags cavorting from Parnell Square to St Patrick’s Cathedral . And that’s just the kick-off to the four-day festival. There’s the funfairs, exhibitions, music, even an ‘In the footsteps of St Patrick’ walking tour. Irish music and céilí needs will certainly be met, with the Trad Stage and festival céilí, but it’s the look-closely-and-what’s-that-got-to-do-with-St Patrick events we love!
Like the screening of bizarre movie Quackser Fortune has a cousin in the Bronx…It starred Gene Wilder as the titular Quackser Fortune, a poor Irish manure collector who falls in love with an American exchange student (Margot Kidder), after she almost runs him over………or the Russian music and dance extravaganza that is The Russian Spectacular.
Maybe it’s laughs you’re after? ….If so, head to the Laughter Lounge (makes sense!), where the Father Ted Weekend sees characters from the much-loved sitcom delight the crowds. Dare we say, ‘go on, go on’! Don’t panic about trying to see everything on the festival’s lengthy event schedule…………..
Is this a flying pig???
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU!
THE EGANS TEAM