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St. Patrick's Day 2017

Events celebrating St Patrick’s Day are happening right across Spain. Please see the list below, which is being update on a continuous basis. 

Madrid

The St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Day‌ will take place on Saturday 18 March at the Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro, from 12.00 onwards.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with the best of Irish sport, music, dance and food.

On Saturday 11th March the first Madrid Harps Invitational Tournament will be held on the Hortaleza Rugby pitch. There will be a ladies’ and mens’ competition and 5 clubs from Monaghan, Tyrone, Belfast, Kildare and Sligo will be visiting.

The James Joyce will be hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day Charity Auction & Fayre on Sunday 12 March, in aid of Debra Ireland and Spain. There will be live traditional music, face painting, book readings and plenty of exciting prizes, including an auction for a weekend away and stay at the Sandymount Hotel Dublin. It starts at 13.00, everyone welcome.

O'Neills Irish Pub Madrid will be having a special menu "Taste of Ireland" all month, and on the week of St. Patrick's they will kick off the celebrations with a pub quiz on Monday 13. The fun will continue all week with food, drink, music and dance. For more information please see O'Neill's Madrid St. Patrick's Day.

Barcelona

The Iomramh in Barcelona have organised a series of events to be enjoyed over the weekend.  From the 17-19 March the Iomramh Gallery will exhibit the work of Irish artists Johnny Fitzsimmons, Richard Hearns and Mark Redden. The 8th Mediterranean Currach Regatta will take place on Sunday 19 March at Club Patí Vela in Port Olímpic – an event for all the family – and the evening will bring entertainment with a concert from Irish band Kíla in Razzmatazz. More information on times and other details.

On Friday 17 March from 22.00-23.55 there will be traditional Irish dancing sessions with the Nuala Irish Dancers in the Hard Rock Cafe de Barcelona.

On Saturday 18 March from 11-13.30 come celebrate ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2017 en el CAT Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius de Barcelona. The Party will start with games and dance on the street accompanied by music from Introbaveritas, followed by a concert of music and dance offered by the teachers and students of the Nuala Barcelona Irish Dancers. Moya Sands (daughter of the famous singer songwriter Tommy Sands) and other musicians will be invited.

On March 19th from 11.30-14.30, the Secció de Ball del Club Esporitu del Port and the Nuala Barcelona Dancers are joining forces for a unique charity events. Simply turn up at Plaça Portal de la Pau, located in the Port of Barcelona, for a good old knees up involving ceili dancing, Irish dancing displays, traditional music and an all-round fun afternoon for all the family. Don't forget to bring some books, Cds or DVDs along to donate to the collection. See more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/227420527726245/

The RUBRIFOLKUM Festival will take place on 11 March in Cal Ninyo, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, C/Major 43. There will be trad sessions, an Irish dance workshop with Nuala Irish dancers and concerts with FAR and Jarlath Henderson Quartet. More information.

On 18 March Kitty O'Sheas are putting on their traditional event on Calle Numancia featuring music, dance, story-telling, face-painting etc..

On the 17 March the Viladecans Rugby Club are putting on an event with games and music.

The Font Mágica de Montjuïc in Barcelona will commemorate Saint Patrick’s Day with a one hour music, light and water show from 20:30 on 17 March.

Santa Ponsa, Mallorca

Join in the festivities in Santa Ponsa on Sunday 19 March with music, market, free kiddie’s attractions, food and drink and street animation, from 11.00 – 19.00. More information.

Almería

The Universidad de Almería will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on 17 March, from 09.00 onwards with lectures [on Irish literature and music] and closing with a concert by Metal Cambra at the Alcazaba de Almería (Muro de la Vela). This event is free and open to all.

Fuengirola, Málaga

Pógs live music venue will host their usual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday 17th from 2pm onwards. There will be a great mix of traditional Irish music, rock classics and Irish ballads. Everyone welcome!

Tenerife

On the evening of the 16 March there will be a special St. Patrick's Day Gala Dinner in Adeje, at 19.30. For more information please see St. Patrick's Day Gala Dinner. On the 17 March there will be 2 masses, at 12 and 7pm. And the fun will continue with The Green Train (el tren de Las Americas) which will be decorated in green and which will start its special St. Patrick's Day route at 13.00.

Valencia

Valencia will join in the St. Patrick's Day celebrations at the Centro Civico on 17 March. There will be supper, drinks, music, dancing, singing and fun. For more information please see St. Patrick's Day Valencia.

Cádiz

On 17 March Cádiz will join in the St. Patrick's Day festivities with a special concert in the emblematic and historic Torre Vigía Tavira. The folk group Stolen Notes will play there from 19-20h. For more information please see Stolen Notes

Gran Canaria

In San Bartolome de Tirajana there will be a mass in English at 12.00 at the Ecumenical Church. At 7pm the festivities will continue with the Mayors of San Bartolome and Mogan, where they will read out the President Higgins St. Patrick's Day message. All during the day there will be live music in the main street of the "Irish centre". In Las Palmas there will be a dinner at the British Club.

On the island of La Palma, Santa Cruz de la Palma will join in the St. Patrick's Day festivities, on the 16 and 17 March. More information.

Alicante

The Escuela Oficial de Idiomas in Elda and Novelda will be holding a St. Patrick's Day Culinary Contest on the 15 & 16 March. This will be followed by a talk on the Wild Atlantic Way at 18.30 on March 16. More information.

On Saturday 18 La Romana will join in the festivities with a concert at Fusion Bar, La Romana, from 9pm on. Fusion Alicante

Sevilla

The O'Neill's Pubs in Sevilla will join in the festivities for St. Patrick's Day, O'Neill's Pub on Calle Adriano and O'Neill's Pub on Calle Balbino Marrón s/n.

Greenings in Spain:

As in previous years, a number of iconic building across Spain will be greened over 16 and 17 March in celebration of St Patrick’s Day:

La Fuente de la Glorieta Don Juan de Austria, Sevilla
El Gran Casino, Santander
La Cúpula del Milenio, Valladolid
Palacio Consistorial, Cáceres
Casa Consistorial, Málaga
La fachada del Edificio Anexo al Ayuntamiento, Murcia
El Ayuntamiento y el Mercado Municipal, Tortosa
Font Mágica de Montjuïc, Fonts Bessones (Plaça Catalunya) y Font Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona
La Fuente de Cibeles, Palacio de Comunicaciones y Puerta de Álcala, Madrid (16 March)
La Torre de Hércules, Galicia
Edificio Etopia, Zaragoza
La Plaza de España, Adeje (16+17 March)
La Capilla San Patricio y la Torre medieval, Pancar, Llanes
St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hunt, Cabra, Córdoba 
El Centro Ecuménico and the "Irish Centre", San Bartolome de Tirajana (15,16&17 March)
The Whale Tail Monument and Palm Grove, Mogan (15,16&17 March)
El Ayuntamiento, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (17 March)
La Fuente de Santa Eulália, L'Hospitalet
El Ayuntamiento, Santa Cruz de la Palma