The biggest irish event on the island is about to kick off in Puerto del Carmen, as the resort prepares for its St Patrick’s celebrations today.
Mass will be held in the Catholic church in Puerto del Carmen’s Old Town at 11 am. This will be followed by speeches by Tías Mayor José Juan Cruz and Irish Consul Eileen Izquierdo at the harbour. Then the party will begin, with six fantastic bands , Irish dancers and several drinks stalls representing 14 of the island’s most popular Irish establishments.
St. Patrick’s Day Events
11 AM: Mass at the church in Puerto del Carmen, followed by the Official Opening of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Plaza del Varadero (Old Town Harbour), with Tías Mayor José Juan Cruz and Irish Consul Eileen Izquierdo.
After that the music and partying will begin in earnest, with the following performers taking the stage:
Gayle O’ Donovan
Celtic Roots (with Irish dancers)
Dessie Hynes After Party
Wallis Bird and her Band
All are welcome, and party goers are encouraged to wear green, put on silly hats and anything else that will add to the party atmosphere.
Entrance is free; however organiser Brendan Byrne tells us he hasn’t found the support he’d have liked for this year’s event, and there’ll be a bucket or two going round for voluntary donations towards the costs.
People are reminded that they are not allowed to bring their own alcohol to the event. But there’ll be plenty of refreshments available at the stalls run by the 14 pubs and bars taking part in the event.
Check out Tias Ayuntamiento’s poster:
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