It’s here again, St. Patricks’ Day; the day the whole world celebrates Ireland with parades, green costumes, traditional Irish music and of course a few pints. Over the past few years we’ve seen that it’s not just people going green for Paddy’s Day but famous buildings are illuminated in green for the festival. This year, for the first time ever, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in Egypt will be illuminated green on St. Patrick’s Day. So will the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the “Welcome” sign in Las Vegas and the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It’s great to see so many nationalities coming together to celebrate our country and in some cases their heritage. I’m sure most of the country will be out celebrating, particularly as the 17th falls on a Sunday this year so most people have Monday off. I know our hotels are very busy this weekend so it looks like people are taking advantage of the long weekend and going away. Whether you’re away or at home this St. Patrick’s Weekend I hope you have a great time celebrating.
There was plenty of celebrating last weekend at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel as they hosted the Connacht Dancing Championships for the second year running. The hotel was full of activity over the weekend with dancers and their families as they took part in the championships. Well done to all involved, from what I’ve heard it was a great success and there were some brilliant dancers taking part.
I hope you all have a brilliant weekend and make sure to watch Ireland take on Italy in the rugby tomorrow!