The Galway Advertiser and Galway City Council St Patrick's Day Takeover!

Tune in on our social media for a #StPatrickTakeover on March 17th 2021

Galway, Ireland - March 17, 2011: Cheerful people, one with a funny hat in Irish flag colors, watching St Patricks day parade on the streets of in Galway. Photography: MediaProduction

Galway, Ireland - March 17, 2011: Cheerful people, one with a funny hat in Irish flag colors, watching St Patricks day parade on the streets of in Galway. Photography: MediaProduction

ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we are delighted to announced that we have partnered up with Galway City Council to bring you St Patrick's Day at home festivities like no other! Tune in on our TwitterFacebook and Instagram page for a St Patrick's Day Takeover on March 17th 2021. We will be sharing and interactive content and activities for all the family, using the hashtag #StPatrickTakeover. Your contributions are also welcome. Just tag us in photos featuring your St Patrick's Day-at-home celebrations and use the hashtag #StPatrickTakeover.

After a short message from our Mayor wishing you the best on St Patrick's Day, discover what's in store during our St Patrick's Day Takeover. You can also find some of these exclusive Paddy's Day contents in our recent St Patrick's Day feature such as St Patrick's Day events by Cruit, Film Fleadh and Galway Cartoon Festival, Galwegians sharing their memories of Paddy's Day, St Patricks Day history with Galway City Museum, Scavenger Hunt, St Patrick's Day quiz, events, arts and crafts activities, St Patrick's Recipe with Aniar restaurant and more!

Message from Mayor Mike Cubbard

To the children of Galway I hope you all have a very enjoyable St Patrick’s Day.

It has been a very strange year for all of us, you have had to adapt to online schooling and take a break from so many fun activities such as sport, arts and so many more. However, it has also been a great opportunity for us to learn some new skills. I have started cooking more and even learned how to bake a cake! It has been difficult for you as you have not been able to meet your friends or celebrate your birthday as normal and many of you missed out on special days such as your holy communion and confirmation too.

We are however very lucky to be in Galway, a city and county of such beauty. We have such amazing biodiversity and natural beauty surrounding us and I spend a lot of time with my three sons Ryan (10 ), Adam (6 ) and Ben (5 ) exploring this. As we near the end of this difficult period, you might also explore what nature has to offer in your community and let me know? I would love to hear from you by email at [email protected].

In the meantime, enjoy the St Patrick’s Day celebrations with your family and I hope to see you very soon.

Mayor Mike Cubbard. 

Teachtaireacht ón Méara Mike Cubbard

Chuig páistí na Gaillimhe: Tá súil agam go mbeidh Lá Fhéile Pádraig an-deas agaibh go léir.

Ba bhliain an-aisteach í seo dúinn go léir. Rudaí nua cosúil le ceachtanna ar líne. Rudaí nach raibh go deas, cosúil le cluichí agus spórt agus rudaí deasa eile a bheith stoptha ar feadh tamaill. Mar sin féin, bhí deis againn go léir scileanna nua a fhoghlaim. Thosaigh mise ag cócaráil agus d’fhoghlaim mé conas cáca a bhácáil, fiú! Bhí sé deacair oraibhse, a pháistí, mar ní raibh sibh in ann bualadh le cairde nó lá breithe a cheiliúradh mar is gnách. Agus chaill go leor agaibh bhur laethanta speisialta don Chéad Chomaoineach agus don Chóineartú.

Tá an t-ádh linn go bhfuil cónaí orainn i nGaillimh, cathair agus contae atá chomh hálainn sin. Tá an oiread sin rudaí nádúrtha timpeall orainn – an fharraige, na sléibhte, crainn agus ainmhithe. Caithim féin go leor ama le mo thriúr mac Ryan (10 ), Adam (6 ) agus Ben (5 ) amuigh faoin spéir. Agus muid ag druidim le deireadh Covid-19, b’fhéidir gur mhaith leatsa féachaint ar an dúlra i do cheantar féin. Ar bhain tú taitneamh as le linn Covid-19? Scríobh chugam agus inis dom. Ba bhreá liom ríomhphost a fháil uait ag [email protected].

Idir an dá linn, bain taitneamh as Lá Fhéile Pádraig le do theaghlach agus tá súil agam go bhfeicfidh mé go luath thú.

An Méara Mike Cubbard

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

What's on for St Patrick's Day?

Keep an eye on Galway Cartoon Festival social media as your drawing picture may appear in their animated 2021 parade online. Just in time for Paddy's Day, Cúirt also shared their Super Springtime Reading List for Kids and Cúirt Limerick Competition whopping €200 cash prize, closing Sunday 21st March at 5p.m. The Junior Galway Film Fleadh, in association with the National Network of Young Irish Film Makers & Animators is also delighted to present a FREE Script-to-Screen workshop with Gavin and Teresa from Nova Productions. Taking place online on Saturday 20th March from 10.30-4.30pm it is aimed at young people aged 13-17 years old.

Reviving the St Patrick's Day traditions!

Revive the St Patrick's Day traditions through history, games, quiz, and kids activities with The Galway Advertiser, Galway City Council and Galway City Museum including colouring activities, DIY manual for Paddy's Day badges, story telling, quiz and historic facts about St Patrick's Day. Download and print our St Patrick's Day Quiz. Download St Patrick's colouring activities and then print them off at home!

St Patrick's Day recipe: Wild Garlic Focaccia

Enjoy making this Italian bread with the kids. This Wild Garlic Foccacia recipe is brought to you by Jp McMahon, Aniar Boutique Cookery School. Download the Wild Garlic Foccacia Recipe.

St Patrick's Day memories

Galwegians share their memories of St Patrick's from years gone by. We will be sharing Galway St Patrick's Day memories from Lisa Regan, Joanne Murphy, Aisling Dolan, Sean Canney, Brid Ni Chonghoile, Jakub Kostanski and Brendan Smith and Galway St Patrick's Day memories from Mayor Mike Cubbard, Tracy Bruen, Fergal McGrath, Kevin Higgins, and Keith Wallace.

Spring into Nature with Galway County Council

Galway City Council wants young people to get out, explore and learn about what is on their doorsteps. They have organised a Scavenger hunt

Download the Scavenger hunt!

Tune in on our social media page for a #StPatrickTakeover on March 17th 2021 for more St Patrick's Day festivities!


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