St Patrick’s Day in Marbella
St Patrick’s Day 2017
This year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Marbella took place on the Paseo Maritimo, next to the Glorietta fountain in front of the tourist office on Saturday and Sunday 18 & 19 March.
The event was organized by the Claddagh Bar in Marbella who provided food and drink for the revelers.
Here are a few of the images from this year’s event:
St Patrick’s Day 2016
St Patrick’s Day Weekend here in Marbella began with the weather not being quite as kind as it could be. But, as usual, the luck of the Irish soon came through and the clouds parted just as the festivities began.
MarbellaAzul.com was of course there when Marbella’s Mayor José Bernal Gutiérrez arrived to offer his support for the event and the Irish Association’s very hard working organizer Tom Jennings from the Golfer Bar.
When he arrived, it was raining heavily and there was a cold wind, but we all managed to find a good dry spot for the photo call. Attending with the Mayor was Oti Díaz-Ambrona from the International Residents Department and Miguel Luna from Tourism.
St Patrick’s Day 2015
This year´s St Patrick’s Day weekend in Marbella took place on 14 & 15 March on the Puerto Deportivo terraces which were once again transformed into a little bit of the emerald isle from midday to 7.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. And the party undoubtedly continued well into the night in the many sponsoring bars and restaurants throughout Marbella.
This is the third year in a row that Marbella´s Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) has provided the opportunity to celebrate St Patrick´s Day with the support of the council´s Foreigners and Tourism offices. This regular annual event is always a weekend to remember.
This year, the Irish Club of Marbella produced a jam packed schedule of entertainment with many of last year’s acts returning together with a number of new ones. There was music and dance spanning years of Irish and Spanish traditions.
Last year’s big favourite was the “Aloha College Irish Dancers”, sponsored by Spence Clarke Accountants and they were there again on Saturday. There were also some of the best of Irish contemporary music including modern hits from Westlife, U2 and others. There was also plenty of traditional songs from yesteryear. Local musicians included Mark Connor, Ron Howells, Sean Murray, Ben Murphy, Alan Hamiltion, the TucA Jazz band and Mandy Lovett.
As usual, there was plenty of food and drink encompassing Ireland’s most famous exports, with globally renowned drink brands and the best of food all the way from Ireland. These were expertly prepared and presented by The Hogan Stand, Casa Tua, The Orange Tree, Route 66, the Claddagh Bar, Beckitt’s and the Playwright.
It is of course a family event. The children were entertained by the resident clown, face painters and there were bouncy castles. And for the older children, there was the bucking leprechaun. In addition, Costa Gaels were present throughout both days to display their Gaelic Football and Hurling skills on the terraces and on the beach with games daily. Everybody was encouraged to take part and test their abilities.
A good time was had by all!