Join the Irish in celebrating the patron saint’s day of Ireland, Saint Patrick, from 17-18 March at a host of events around the country.
17 March kicks off with a St Patrick’s Day Mass at St Alphonse church given by Father Ed Hone at 11am. This will be followed by a reception in the convent on the grounds of St Alphonse.
During the afternoon, helps the kids let off steam by dropping them off at a Ceili (dance) for kids from 2:30-4:40pm, at the Centre Culturel Cessange, 1 rue St Joseph L-1838 Luxembourg-Cessange. Organised by cultural association Comhaltas Ceoltóirí, adults will have a chance to let their hair down at 8pm at the adults ceili at the same location.
Rugby fans can catch what is expected to be a tense Six Nations game between Ireland and England at 3:45pm. The game is played at Twickenham, in England, but will be screened in most Irish pubs.
Followers of live Irish music should head over to The Black Stuff where they can either celebrate a rugby victory or drown their sorrows in the toe-tapping tunes of The Surf Cowboys followed by Fergal McCarthy and his band. The night closes with tracks from DJ Andy Martin. Revellers can grab a bite to eat at the Streetchef Food truck which will be parked outside all day.
Meanwhile Irish folk and ballad group The Kilkennys, pictured, will play at Syrkus in Roodt-sur-Syre at 8:30pm.
Throughout the weekend, people can immerse themselves in the Irish culture and cuisine at ÉireLux Irish pub, 40 rue des Bruyères, Howald. Its live music programme starts on 16 March with [email protected], on 17 March from Angel’s Whisper and Backseat Live and ending on 18 March with Irish dancing at 3pm.
And finally, movie fans won’t want to miss the screening of Stephen Burke’s film “Maze” on 18 March at 5pm at the Cinémathèque. Click here to find out more.
Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March