Albert Square will be painted green this weekend as the Irish Festival Market returns for a ten-day St Patrick’s Day celebration. Tuck into the full Irish of crafts, books, traditional food, music – even a traditional village green – as the market brings the best of the Emerald Isle to the city centre. Highlights include the Leprechaun’s house, and O’Briens Entertainment Marquee, hosting a series of Irish bands and Six Nations games live on giant screens. Traditional ale and whiskey will be available throughout – be it straight or in the subtler form of an Irish coffee. An annual tradition, soak up the Gaelic atmosphere in anticipation of the St Partrick’s Day Parade on Sunday 17 March.

Fri 8 Mar – Sun 17 Mar, Albert Square, M2, Tel: 07771 577 332, 9am – 6pm, FREE,

Fri 8 Mar - Sun 17 Mar
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Fri 8 Mar 2013