Friday, March 9, 2012


The very first Brisbane Irish Festival takes place from March 9 to 17

with festivities ranging from the St Patrick's Day Parade to a Gaelic sports competition.

The festival kicks off on March 9 with a ball at The Irish Club, on Elizabeth St, from 7pm.

But most of the fun is this weekend with the 23rd annual St Patrick's Day Parade set to fill city streets

from 10.30am Saturday, March 10.

The parade starts from the corner of George and Elizabeth streets and heads through the city.

There will be an Irish Fair from 11am-2pm in King George Square

with traditional Irish music, activities for children and more.

On Sunday, March 11, you can enjoy a family sports day that includes Gaelic football and hurling,

along with Irish dancing and rides from 10.30am at the Queensland Gaelic Football Park, Bowhill Rd, Willawong.

Then you can head to the Irish Club at 2pm for a concert by the QIA Tara Singers

Other events throughout the Irish Festival include:

Monday, March 12: Irish trivia night at various locations across the city.

Tuesday, March 13: Rose of Tralee Fashion Parade, The Irish Club, from 7pm.

Wednesday, March 14: Irish in Queensland: their cultural legacy.

A talk about how the Irish have left their mark on Queensland,

from 12.30pm at the State Library Queensland Auditorium, 29 Stanley St, South Brisbane.

Thursday, March 15: Brisbane traditional Irish Music concert at the Irish Club, 7.30pm.

Friday, March 16: The 114th Annual St Patrick's Eve Dinner, The Irish Club.

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