The 17th March brings us St Patrick’s Day, and here at CitySuites we’re excited to toast all things from the emerald isle! If, like us, you’re joining in the festivities in Manchester, then CitySuites is the perfect place to rest your head and recover after an Irish jig and a few pints of Guinness.
To help you plan your celebrations in Manchester, we’ve listed our recommendations, starting on 7th March right through to the 17th.
When? Friday 8th March
Where? O’Driscoll’s Irish Bar – the beer tent outside Manchester Town Hall
Distance: 12 minute walk from CitySuites
The Manchester Irish Festival will officially launch in the heart of Manchester on the 8th March from 6pm. The evening will showcase a variety of acts from Ireland and Manchester’s Irish community. Previous years have featured special guests including Paddy Crerand, Mary Robinson and Michael Flatley.
When? Sunday 10th March
Where? Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill
Distance: 15 minutes by Metrolink from CitySuites
The parade will leave the Irish World Heritage Centre at 12 noon and will finish in Albert Square at around 1pm.
Over the years, members of the Irish Government have walked the parade, including the Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Aherne, and Ministers Brendan Smith and John O’Donaghue.
Tens of thousands of people will turn out to line the route of the parade to revel in the party atmosphere and join in the celebrations. After the parade, continue the celebrations with live entertainment at O’Sheas Irish Bar on Princess Street.
When? Sunday 17th March
Where? O’Sheas Irish Bar
Distance: 15 minute walk from CitySuites
The biggest and best St Patrick’s Day party in Manchester. O’Sheas provides a great atmosphere and live music from 12pm. First on stage will be Lochin, featuring Kev Deesy and Paul Daly playing the best in Irish traditional music. Afternoon entertainment comes from the fantastic Green Hot Clover.
Make the most of your St Patrick’s Day by staying at CitySuites. Get ready in comfort, crawl into one of our king sized beds at the end of the night and relax in our luxury spa pool the next day.