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St Patricks Day 2015
Tuesday 17 March 2015

St Patrick's Day Australia

St Patrick's Day Australia
A celebration of Irish heritage in Australia

St Patricks Day provides an annual opportunity to appreciate the Irish culture and traditions in Australia. Irish music concerts, dancers, exhibitions, theatre performances and religious services are held throughout March each year. St Patricks day is celebrated by wearing green, ( see below for some great St Patrick's Day attire ) eating green foods, and drinking popular Irish drinks - Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey or Baileys Irish Cream.

See below for a listing of Irish Pubs around Australia to celebrate St Patricks Day.

St Patrick's Day Party Supplies

A great selection of Irish & St. Patrick's Day party supplies including St. Patrick's Day decorations, irish flags, shamrocks glittered or foil, shamrock head boppers, emerald green wigs, hats, and fantastic wall displays of leaping leprechauns and cardboard cut outs of shamrocks and leprechauns & other Iirish & St. Pats novelties.

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St Patrick's Day Australia - Irish in Australia

In the 1830's approxiamately 25% of the population of Australia was born in Ireland. About 40,000 convicts were sent to Australia from Ireland as well as free Irish settlers immigrating This strong Irish connection means that up to 33% of Australians today have some sort of Irish ancestry.

What is a shamrock?

A type of clover with three leaves.

What is a Leprechaun?

A Leprechaun is a mischievous elf in Irish folklore and is believed to have a secret stash of treasure

The 2015 Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade

The Sydney St Patrick's Day Org Inc. is a not for profit organisation managed by a group of volunteers. It is an absolutely amazing fun filled day and to see Sydney celebrating its Irishness is like nothing else.  From humble beginnings by a group of dedicated individuals over 30 years ago - this event has become a huge day for the Irish Community in NSW with many people only connecting to their heritage on this one day. 
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Irish Pubs celebrating St Patrick's Day around Australia 2015

St Patrick Day Celebrations in Sydney

The Porterhouse
This cosy traditional Irish Pub will make you feel right at home regardless of where you come from.

Mulligan's Restaurant
Sydney's only Irish Licenced restaurant with real Irish hospitality. There’s food for your heart, music for the soul, it's a hop and skip to Ireland.

Melbourne St Patrick Day Celebrations

Pugg Mahones Irish Pub
The Best Irish Pub in Town - Pugg Mahones has a veritable wealth of space, spared of the tight confines of many Irish pubs, Carlton's Puggs mixes a traditional Irish pub with a contemporary bar feeling, and succeeds in creating a fun experience if you're after few quiet drinks, or up for a session'.

Brisbane St Patrick Day Celebrations

Harrigan's Irish Pub
If you've ever been to Ireland, you will feel a sense of deja vu as soon as you walk into a Harrigan's Irish Pub.

The Irish Club
The only place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day is at Brisbane's Original and Authentic Irish Club with a feast of events to satisfy the whole family

Perth - St Patrick Day Celebrations

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
Enjoy a mixture of contemporary Irish dining, fine ales, lagers and stouts, live entertainment, a genuine Irish atmosphere and friendly service from Irish staff and people the world over. The Irish have always known that Irish Pubs allow people to relax and be themselves.

Murphy's Irish Pub
Located along the foreshore overlooking Manjar Bay, Murphy’s Irish Pub offers the very best in Irish pub hospitality. With authentic Irish bric-a-brac, frosted glass and wooden bars it seems like a piece a small piece of Ireland has landed in Mandurah.

Paddy Malone's
A slice of Ireland comes to the North. Paddy Malone's brings the tastes of Ireland to Joondalup, providing a wide range of great

St Patrick's Day T- Shirts

St Patrick's Day Cooking, Craft & General Interest Books

Irish Favourites
("Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library Mini Classics)

Apart from the wonderful Irish Stew, there are lots of great dishes cooked throughout Ireland - seasonal vegetables, grown locally to make great soups and baked dishes.

This book contains chapters on meat dishes, vegetables, fish, and breads and muffins.

The Very Best of Traditional Irish Cooking
This book offers a taste of some of the best-loved recipes and traditional dishes that have helped to earn Ireland's reputation for culinary excellence. It begins with an insight into some of the key ingredients, from vegetables, herbs and fruit to meat, fish and dairy. There then follows a range of over 60 traditional step-by-step recipes.

More than 250 colour photographs illustrate how each dish is made, as well as showing the beautiful final result. Full nutritional information provides an at-a-glance dietary reference, and there are many suggestions for variations and accompaniments, as well as stories of the traditions surrounding the recipes. Packed with tantalizing recipes, expert advice and stunning photography, this book is essential reading for all lovers of Irish food.

Collins Tracing Your Irish Family History
Learn how to trace family in Ireland, starting from various countries around the world (including Ireland itself of course), as well as looking at surnames, heraldry, families of non-Irish origin, and poignant stories of migration from Ireland.

This is the complete resource for discovering your Irish family history, and as a result, learning more about who you are and where you come from.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Covers important and many multicultural holidays - Explains the history, significance, and current celebrations. Contains chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, a glossary, factboxes, a project, and an index

St. Patrick's Day
An introduction to the history and traditions of Saint Patrick's Day. Contents include: St. Patrick's Day from town to town,Honoring St. Patrick, Early Life,A new religion, St. Patrick's Day in the Colonies, The Irish in America, Gifts from Ireland, An American idea, The Wearing of the green, Shamrocks, Harps, Shillelaghs, and little people; Irish tradition, American holiday.

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