St. Patricks Day is almost upon us. Although traditionally an Irish celebration, it has been embraced and adopted by the English increasingly over the last couple of decades and is more popular than our own St. Georges day. So, why is that? What is it about St. Patricks day that makes us want to let our hair down & have a knees up?!
To put it bluntly, everybody loves a party & the Irish certainly know a thing or two about throwing a shindig. St. Patrick himself is the most identifiable of the Catholic Patron Saints. Celebrating St. Patricks day is a celebration of Irish identity & with so many descendants of Irish Catholics in the North West it’s not surprising it has become a day to look forward (even if it isn’t a bank holiday!).
So, thinking of celebrating St. Patricks Day tomorrow, here are our top 5 things to do in and around Bolton;
Manchester’s Irish Festival – taking place from March 3-18th Albert Square is home to all things Irish for a two-week period, if you’re looking for authentic food, drink and entertainment, head to the city centre
O’Driscolls St. Patricks Day Party – If you’re in the mood for a proper ‘do’ head to O’Driscolls. The entertainment starts at 12pm with Schwebster Brother’s followed by Humdingers, Dublin Road, Dara Woods, Cú-Chulainn and the Joe Keegan Band
If you’re looking for something more local, there are several events taking place over the weekend. See the Bolton Evening News for all the listings
Rugby – What better way to finish off the weekends celebrations than by watching Ireland V England in the Six Nations? Local pubs (if you can face it) will be playing the game on their big screens, why not head out and support your preferred team?
Stay at home – If heading out into the madness really isn’t your thing, why not stay at home, stay warm, watch the rugby and eat some comfort food. This traditional Irish Stew recipe may be the perfect food for a chilly weekend
If you’re more likely to be staying at home than heading out for the craic & have a DIY project on your hands. J Dickinson & Sons Ltd have a fantastic cash back offer at the moment. It’s this simple, sort your waste on site & they will offer you cash back on your skip hire!
If your weekend is looking like it’s going to be more productive than party and you need cheap skip hire in Bolton, give them a call on 01204 696446 to discuss your requirements. Or visit their website at www.jdickinson.co.uk.