Grab yourself a pint of Guinness and don your green, white, and orange – it’s the Saint Patrick’s weekend, and this year is looking to be as big as ever. Here is our list of unmissable events that will be occurring over the weekend.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday 16th March (11:30am – 1:30pm).
From the Irish World Heritage Centre to Albert Square, the parade is set to be a fun affair for revellers and families alike. You can join the start of the parade on Queens Road or make your way to Albert Square for 1.30pm for the closing ceremony.
Mulligans of Deansgate
Friday 14th – Monday 17th March.
Known for pulling one of the best pint of Guinness in the UK, Mulligans is the clear choice for your St Patrick’s day celebrations. With expected numbers of around 5,000 visitors over the weekend, you can expect the pub to be a bustling hub of Irish activities and entertainment.
Alongside showing their usual great coverage of sports (MUFC vs Liverpool, Six Nations, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup), Mulligan’s will have some live performances from Irish bands throughout the weekend, times of which you can find below.
You can get tickets to Mulligans for £5 over the St Patrick’s weekend, or if you are early enough you can pay on entry, but it’s first come first serve! Entry also grants you a free drink to kick start your celebrations.
Mulligans Music Line Up
9.30 – Close – Groovy Revolution
10pm – Close – Innisfree
12pm – 3pm – The Bandits
7pm – 9pm – Robbie Doyle
9pm – Close – Quare Craic
1pm – 3.30pm Innisfree
4pm – 7pm – The Bandits
7pm – Close – Quare Craic
11am – 2.30pm – Innisfree
3pm – 6pm – Quare Craic
10pm – Close – The Bandits
Mulligans of Deansgate, 12 Southgate, M3 2RB
O’Brien’s Irish Festival Bar
Open throughout the weekend starting 12pm.
Serving excellent food and drinks throughout the festival, O’Brien’s brings a taste of Ireland to Manchester’s Albert Square. You can also expect to see some great entertainment form the likes of The Real Deel (Irish dancing) and The Voice’s Joe Keegan.
For more info on events and venues this weekend, head over to the Manchester Irish Festival website.