5 Ways To Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day 2019


St Patrick's Day

With St Patrick’s Day falling this weekend (Sunday 17th March), we take a look at some of the best events happening in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

From Irish-themed cocktails to bar crawls, it’s set to be a weekend of fun!

St Patrick’s Day Old Town Takeover

Various locations in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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The 14th to 17th March sees the return of the popular Old Town takeover. Featuring over 12 venues, from the edge of the Grassmarket all the way up George IV Bridge, down the Mile and back along the Cowgate, this is ideal for anyone wanting to extend their celebrations.

The weekend starts early, on Friday, with live music in Whistlebinkies and DJ sets in Church Edinburgh at the The Mash House, before continuing into Sunday with 34 bands, 36 DJ’s, a rock ceilidh band, 6 Nations final games and limited edition merchandise.

Cul Cuil

84-86 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2QH

Paddy's Day 2019

Image: Cul Cuil Jameson cocktail

Enjoy a range of specially made drinks at one of Glasgow’s newest bars this weekend at their free St Patrick’s Day event. Cocktails include a Black Velvet (equal parts Guinness and prosecco) and a Green Whiskey Smash, which is based on a 19th-century bar punch.

Weather permitting, the Paddy’s party will continue ‘oot the back’ in the heated patio area where there’s set to be a backyard BBQ.  As well as this there will Irish themed food, including the Guinness steak pie, served alongside some live acoustic music and a DJ set.

St Patrick’s Day at O’Neill’s Aberdeen

9-10 Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JN

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Image: O’Neill’s Facebook

O’Neill’s Aberdeen is throwing an epic party to celebrate St Paddy’s on Sunday. With music, live sport, fancy dress, a craicing atmosphere, and unbeatable offers on favourite food and drinks, it’s set to be a good day out.

And as the #HomeOfStPats, the bar is running St Patrick Day offers throughout the week on food and drink. Enjoy!

St Patrick’s Day Irish Comedy Special

The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG

St Patrick's Day 2019

Image: The Stand

Celebrate St Patrick’s day in style with some of Ireland’s finest comedians all under one roof. Part of the Whyte and Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the Irish Comedy Special takes place on Sunday from 2.30pm to 11pm and includes Keith Farnan, Johnny Candon and host Michael Redmond.

Think all the laughs will have you feeling peckish? Don’t worry as there’s weekend toasties and bar snacks available to order.

Portobello Pageant

Dalriada, 77 Promenade, Edinburgh EH15 2EL

St Patrick's Day 2019

Image: Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland Facebook

Part of Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland, the Portobello Pageant is a great day out for all the family. Organised by seaside bar Dalriada, the day starts at 2.30pm with the parade line up at 3pm on the Promenade .

Big and small guests can look forward to face painting, a pipe band, Irish genealogy experts (on hand to help you trace your roots) and Irish music and songs.

Rosalind Erskine

I write features and web articles for No.1 Magazine on everything from interiors and homes to beauty, fashion and food and drink.