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The official Paddy’s Day programme of events is here

The official Paddy’s Day programme of events is here!

Friday March 16th

Galway Dance Project presents a workshop in traditional Irish dance
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Claddagh Hall

Celebrate St Patrick’s day by learning some jigs and reels! Taught by renowned dancer Kristyn Fontanella, who has toured the world with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Gaelforce, this workshop will be all about having fun while dancing some popular ceilí dances and Irish dance steps.

Cost of workshop is 5 euro per person. Bookings through contact@galwaydanceproject.com

Outdoor screenings of a selection of classic ‘Irish’ movies
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Spanish Arch

Head to the waterside at the Spanish Arch, overlooking the fantastic Claddagh Basin for an evening of classic Irish movies. Details on the movies to be screened can be found on https://www.facebook.com/paddysdaygalway/

Céilí Mor featuring Mick Crehan and ‘The Crane’ musicians
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Spanish Arch

Get your St Patrick’s Festival Galway weekend off to a toe tapping start at ‘The Arch’ for an evening of traditional music, dance and craic!

Programme Launch Galway West of Ireland European Region of Gastronomy 2018
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Spanish Arch

To celebrate the launch of the flagship programme for Galway, West of Ireland European Region of Gastronomy 2018, the people of Galway city and county are invited to a free, family, outdoor event at Spanish Arch, Galway city, at 5pm. A community opening ceremony will be followed by a family céilí, and the celebration will also showcase local food producers to spotlight the region’s dynamic food sector and rich food heritage.

Music with BackWest on the Plaza Stage
10:30 to 11:30am
Plaza Stage, Eyre Square

This powerful ensemble delivers Irish traditional music, song and dance to their audiences in a highly unique fashion. Their performances are vibrant, energetic and yet foster the organic nature of their home traditions and heritages.

Galway St Patrick’s Day Parade – ‘A Celebration of Gastronomy – From Farm to Fork’
Start time: 11.30am

Starting at Father Griffin Road winding its way up Dominick Street, through
Shop Street and past the viewing stand on the Plaza in Eyre Square, finishing
on Prospect Hill.
2018 marks the 116th anniversary of the Galway St. Patrick’s Day Parade and, as always you can expect a wonderful spectacle as an array of community, cultural, sporting and international groups including Ireland’s pioneering spectacle theatre company Macnas, showcase the cities diverse culture and talent. Celebrating the Galway, West of Ireland regions designation as Region of Gastronomy 2018 the theme of this year’s parade is ‘Gastronomy – from Farm to Fork. Immerse yourself in the carnival atmosphere as the streets come alive!

The Clandestinos
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Plaza Stage, Eyre Square

From classic Jamaican roots reggae, the British ska and punk artists it helped influence, to the Latin tinged sounds implemented by the likes of Manu Chao and Buena Vista Social Club; The Clandestinos fuse all of this together in their 7-piece live show to get the high spirits up and to make people move! This powerful ensemble delivers Irish traditional music, song and dance to their audiences in a highly unique fashion. Their performances are vibrant, energetic and yet foster the organic nature of their home traditions and heritages.

Family Fun in ‘The Village’
After the Parade until 6.00pm
Salthill

Looking for a fun way to finish off the day? Wander out along the Salthill promenade and join us in “The Village’ Salthill for an afternoon of music, dance, children’s activities and festivities. Festivities will continue until 6pm.

Outdoor screenings of a selection of classic ‘Irish’ movies
6.00pm to 10.00pm
Spanish Arch

After a hectic weekend join go and see some of your favourite and familiar classic movies alongside one of the best views in Galway. Details of movies to be screened available on https://www.facebook.com/paddysdaygalway/

 

For more information, see here.

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com
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