‘York is going green!’ The St Patrick’s Weekend Festival is back
York goes green again today (Saturday, 18 March) as the St Patrick’s Weekend Festival is back
The York Irish Association is staging its seventh annual York Irish St Patrick’s Weekend Festival in a marquee in St. Sampson’s Square in the city centre all the way from 11am until 7.30pm.
Chair of the York Irish Association, Brendan Tannam, said: “The activities are all about celebrating and continuing to bring an understanding of Irish tradition and culture to York, bringing fun and enjoyment to the city for people of all ages who have an interest in Irish culture and celebrating the unique connections between York and Ireland.
“Throughout the day there will be music performances from the likes of singer songwriter Paula Ryan, the Flying Donkeys, Dougie Smith and duo, 2 Bob.
“The entertainment will also include a ceilidh with Rastrum and Irish dancing performances from the O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance, St Aelred’s Irish Dance school and the Field Academy of Irish dance. Youth folk group, Folkestra, will kick off the Festival on Saturday morning.
“There will also be a history of the Irish in York display as well as information on York Gaelic Football team and York Shamrocks FC. There will also be a bar. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“York is going green!”