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St Patrick's Day Brisbane 2019

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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Celebrate Irish History
Photo courtesy Brisbane Irish Festival

Follow your own leprechaun, search for a pot of gold and hope for the luck on the Irish weekend of Saturday 16 - Sunday 17th March 2019 for this year's St Patrick's Day celebrations.

The St Patrick's Day Parade
A centrepiece of Brisbane's Irish celebrations is the St Patricks Day parade. Now in its 30th consecutive year, watch the spectacle of a sea of green in the passing parade on Saturday March 16 which will feature colourful floats and lively marching bands. The parade, starts and ends at the City Botanic Gardens (Alice Street end) and runs from 10:30-11:30. Live music, food and 30 stalls will also be available to enjoy from 8:00am.

The Parade in 1938 Photo courtesy State Library of Queensland

Let's see if we can top last year's parade when over 30 000 visitors watched over the celebrations.

After all that walking, cool down and quench your thirst with some Guinness at one of Brisbane's Irish themed pubs including:[/B]

Mick O'Malley's at 171-209 Queen Street City
Gilhooley's on the corner of Albert Street and Charlotte Streets, City
Irish Murphys 175 George Street, City

For something a little fancier, the Pullman Mercure Hotel is hosting a St Patrick's Day dinner from 6:30-11:30. Tickets are $150 per person or $1500 for a table of 10.

Who is Saint Patrick?
In case you are wondering, Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba (Source Wikipedia). He helped the Irish construct early clay churches in the 5th century.
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Why? Celebrate Irish History
When: 8:00am
Where: City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free
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