St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: North West of England
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St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: North West of England

LIVERPOOL

Thursday, March 17

Liverpool Irish Scouse and Proud St Patrick’s Day Parade

The first big St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city since 1996. Bands include The Manchester Community Pipe Band, Cambria Welsh Drum Band and the Liverpool Irish Flute Band, plus a few members of the Liverpool Irish Pipe Band.

Time: Assemble at Great Orford Street at 2.30pm for 3pm start

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Venue: The Old Irish Centre, Great Orford Street, Liverpool

Tel: 07793489316

 

Thursday, March 17

St Patrick Day Celebrations

Music from Michael Coyne at St Michael’s Irish Centre. Michael is a top accordion player and will be providing the music for céilí and old time dancing, with a bit of country thrown in for good measure.

Time: 8pm

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Admission: £6

Venue: St Michael’s Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane, Liverpool, L6 5JG

Tel: 0151 263 1808

www.stmichaelsirishcentre.org

 

MANCHESTER

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Saturday, March 12

St Patrick’s Night Ball in aid of Good Life Orphanage

A black tie dinner and dance, with champagne reception. Entertainment includes music by fiddle player Richard Sanderson & Commotion, The Tara CCE band, The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band — plus a very special secret Irish dance display. DJ & compère Scott Welsby will anchor proceedings. The evening is in aid of The Good Life Orphanage.

Admission: £65

www.thegoodlifeorphanage.com

 

Sunday, March 13

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Manchester Irish Festival St Patrick’s Day Parade

Route: The parade leaves the Irish World Heritage Centre heading for Albert Square

Time: Begins at 11.30am, arrives in Albert Square, Manchester around 1pm

Admission: Free

www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk

 

Thursday, March 17

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Manchester Irish Festival St Patrick’s Breakfast

Enjoy a full Irish breakfast to kick start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The event, in aid of Irish Community Care, will see a keen contest for Manchester Irish Festival Banger of the Year. This eagerly contested competition will pit St Kent’s Burnage Banger against the Lovely Levy Sausage from the Levenshulme Pub Company. The sausage-eating community will be asked to taste and vote.

Time: 10am

Venue: St Kents, Hart Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7DW

Tel: 0161 224 2033

www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk