A quick guide to St Patrick's Day events in Rome.
St Patrick's Day, the annual celebration in honour of Ireland's patron saint, is marked in many countries around the world each year, including Italy.
In Rome a Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig will be held at St Isidore's College, on Via degli Artisti 41, at 10.00 on Friday 17 March.
All are welcome to the event, which had been curtailed in recent years due to the pandemic, and which will see Rome’s Irish community and friends of Ireland unite in a nostalgic chorus of Hail Glorious, St Patrick.
Tá Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag teacht! St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner!
On Friday 17th March there will be a St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Isidore's College, Via degli Artisti 41 at 10.00.
All are welcome - beidh fáilte roimh go léir pic.twitter.com/ZsoSZzaA6T— IrishEmbassy HolySee (@IrlEmbHolySee) March 6, 2023
If you plan to raise a toast to St Patrick with a pint of Guinness, the best Irish pubs in Rome include Scholars Lounge - which has five bands performing live during the day followed by two dj sets - as well as Camden Town, the Druid’s Den, the Fiddler’s Elbow, Finnegan’s and The Shamrock.
For those living in the Fiumicino area near the city's main airport, The Owl pub on Via Monte Nozzolo 3 is offering a weekend of trad sessions, Irish stew and green beer.
There will be added excitement in the city's Irish bars over the St Patrick's weekend when Ireland take on England in the final round of the Six Nations rugby tournament.
The Irish Club of Rome is hosting a St Patrick's Day party on Saturday 18 March at Monk, on Via Giuseppe Mirri 35, from 19.00 until 01.00.
The event, which is open to all, includes a three-course buffet meal with Irish Guinness stew and colcannon (a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale), accompanied by live traditional Irish music followed by a second band.
Tickets cost €40 - including a welcome drink, dinner and a glass of wine or a beer - and can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday 19 March the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Kay McCarthy will celebrate St Patrick by performing a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone at 18.00.
Born in Dublin but living in Italy for the last four decades, McCarthy is considered the ambassador of traditional Irish music in Europe.
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