St. Patrick’s Day 2019
March 16 - March 17
Very few nationalities enjoy such a great reputation worldwide as the Irish, and few impartial folk will deny that it’s a reputation they heartily deserve. Laid-back, friendly and always up for the craic, those Emerald Islanders are hard to fault. So no wonder their national day, which falls on 17th March each year, is one we all enjoy observing – no matter where we were born.
Naturally the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Barcelona are those small pieces of Ireland we find scattered around the city, in the form of Irish pubs.
Here are some favourites.
One of the city’s most famous Irish pubs, Flaherty’s will be celebrating St. Paddy’s all weekend in 2019, starting on Saturday 16th. Irish tunes, delicious Irish stew for just €4.5, and a free hat with every two pints of Guinness. They’ll also be screening all the Six Nations matches.
This charming pub just off Las Ramblas is the sort of place you can while away many a pleasant hour in good company, with great pub grub, HD screens showing the sport and live music every night from 11pm. The atmosphere is always great on St. Patrick’s Day, especially when the band starts up.
Ok, it’s not an Irish pub, but this international bar is never shy when it comes to finding good causes for celebration, and seeing as it’s just next to one of the city’s largest hostels, you can expect a carefree, young, travelling crowd to be toasting Paddy long into the night. They also will be screening the rugby and the Premier League action.
If you can’t wait until the evening to start festivities, then the Currach Rowing Club organise a regatta every year that can be a lot of fun. With music and jigs accompanying the rowing, you can join in and dance a ceilí with the Irish dancers.