St Patrick's Day 2022
Celebrating our National DAy
Header image © Oisin Gormally Photography
A Great DAy out - March 13th
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in style this year in a joint event by the Irish in France and the Centre Culturel Irlandais. After a two-year pandemic postponement the celebrations were kicked off with a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment.
It was yet another memorable St Patrick’s Day celebration for the Irish diaspora in France thanks to our attendees who showed up ready to paint Paris green.
The celebrations were commenced by H.E., Niall Burgess, Ambassador of Ireland to France and Mr. Ryan Tubridy. The outstanding Paname Connection Ceilidh Band and the Sarah Clark Academy of Irish dancing swiftly got the crowd up and dancing as good as Michael Flatley himself. To top of the night, No Crows provided an array of traditional, jazz and rock music as well as banter.
Crêperie St Honoré and McBrides were in full swing and Katherine and her team were busy face painting in green, white and gold while Ryan Tubridy was busy on selfie duty!
If you missed out, you can replay and enjoy all of the talented musicians and dancers on the Irish in France’s Youtube channel or listen to Ryan’s recap of his weekend visiting Paris during his RTE morning radio show.
A huge go raibh maith agaibh to everybody for making this a very special St. Patrick’s Day and we look forward to next year’s event!
“Go on then!” we hear you say “So, what’s the plan for St Patrick’s Day?” Well alright, sharpen your pencils there now and take note…As the time is coming closer, you can look forward to an early celebration in Paris on Sunday, March 13th at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. We’re delighted and honoured to co-host with the Centre Culturel Irlandais a fun packed afternoon of activities, that will kick off at 1pm.
We’ll have the Paname Connection Ceilidh Band and the Sarah Clark Academy Irish dancers, so dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to strut your stuff.
You can look forward to live music from No Crows, a fabulous folk orchestra all the way from Sligo.
McBrides Irish Bar will ensure you won’t get too thirsty while the Crêperie St Honoré will complete the Celtic touch with a taste of Brittany.
Throughout the afternoon, face painter Katherine Temin will be on standby to help you paint Paris, and yourself, green.
“Wait, what? All that? Seriously?” Oh yes, all that…and more to come…See you in Paris, Sunday March 13th.
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais
** This is an open event, no registration required, please share with your friends and family. **