St. Patrick’s Weekend 2017 in Barcelona

Do you know what Sigmund Freud said about the Irish? 

            “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”

St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. As Barcelona also has a big Irish community there will be plenty of possibilities this weekend to get to know their culture and to have a pint of Guinness with the people Freud was unable to do psychoanalysis with.
Friday 17th of March

Saturday 18th of March

  • Espronceda Gallery – The Iomramh Gallery will exhibit the work of three emerging Irish Artists: Johnny Fitzsimons, Richard Hearns and Mark Redden
  • Kitty´s Barcelona / Carrer Numancia – From 11 AM in the morning there will be events in the street and the pub. From live music to traditional Irish dances over authentic food and drinks as well as a pub quiz you can find there.
  • Six Nations Championship 2017 – At 6 PM the Irish national rugby team will play against England in a prestigious match. You can watch it in one of the above-mentioned Irish pubs in Barcelona.

Sunday 19th of March

  • Currach Regatta – On Sunday the 8th Mediterranean Currach Regatta will take place at 10 am. The race site is Club Patí Vela in Port Olímpic, just beside the landmark Hotel Arts.
  • Club Patí Vela in Port Olímpic – From 12 PM (after the Currach Regatta) there will be an Irish festival at the beach with Irish live music, Irish dancing, a showcase of Irish food and beverages, face painting, Gaelic games demonstrations and art exhibitions.
  • Kila – At 8 PM there will be one of Irelands leading traditional music groups playing in Sala Razzmatazz. The Emmy-nominated group is famous for their wild energy and exuberance. Make sure to buy your ticket before here to not miss this perfect ending to an Irish festival weekend.

        May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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