As a student, it’s common to find any excuse to go out for a few drinks – but come 17th March, it’s definitely an excuse worth celebrating. With St Patrick’s Day a popular event in any student calendar, expect great entertainment including street parties and live bands.
And because our Student Roost accommodation is well-placed for such great festivities, we’ve rounded up a list of key activities taking place in your city:
1. Liverpool. St Patrick’s Day in Liverpool is a huge event, with live bands playing and venues throughout Concert Square and Mathew Street paying homage to 17TH March. Be sure to join in at the Old Irish Centre on Great Orford Street from 1pm, and get ready to celebrate in Derby Square for 3pm.
2. Birmingham. Did you know that Birmingham is Britain’s only Irish Quarter? This city’s St Patrick’s Day parade is the third largest in the world, with this year’s parade and festival taking place on Sunday 11th March. So if you’re in town, make sure you’re in Camp Hill at noon where it will end at 2pm in Digbeth.
3. Newcastle. Get your green gear ready for a massive celebration, where you can expect pubs and bars to be filled with
4. Edinburgh. Why not check out Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland? A multi-arts celebration filled with fun activities, you can look forward to dance, music, talks, storytelling and comedy events.
5. Glasgow. Be sure to check out Waxy O’Connors as they celebrate all the festivities of the Emerald Isle! If you’re looking for something more musical, there may be a ceilidh or two happening at Sloans over on Argule Street.s
6. York. For the fourth year running, it’s the York Irish St Patrick’s Weekend Festival – taking place in a marquee in St Sampson’s Square from 5pm on Friday 16th March.
We hope you have fun celebrating St Patrick’s Day! Why not share your photos on our Facebook page? We’d love to see how you celebrated in your city!