I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
St Patrick's Day. Even if you're not Irish, it's the perfect day to dress up in the colour green, drink Guinness and stout, and speak in a ridiculous parody of the Gaelic tongue, all while pretending to be a leprechaun with a pot of gold.
Okay, I admit it - I don't know anybody who would do all those things at the one time (I certainly wouldn't!), but I'm sure there are people out there who wouldn't be afraid to do exactly that in the spirit of the day.
For those who would like to celebrate with a bit of normalcy, you need look no further than Irish Murphy's - an authentic Irish-themed (surprise, surprise) pub in Geelong, that has a rich history of St Patrick's Day celebrations.
Located on Aberdeen Street, Irish Murphy's is one of the oldest pubs in Geelong. Every year, in honour of St Patrick's Day, they hold a day-long celebration that begins with breakfast and ends early the following morning.
There will be two stages (both indoor and outdoor) on the day, featuring live bands and entertainment, as well as a best-dressed competition for all those who are interested in donning an Irish-themed costume.
A special Irish breakfast will be on offer between 9am and 11am, and you can purchase a variety of festive foods and drinks throughout the day. These include green fairy floss and special Irish flag daiquiris.
This year, for the first time, there will be a $10 entry fee at the door, but this is a small price to pay for live entertainment, great food, cheaper drinks and a terrific celebratory atmosphere.
This is an 18-plus event and I.D. will be required on entry.