The Irish Club of Rome is holding the 21st edition of the Celtic Ball, the year's biggest party in the capital's Irish circles, on 17 March. The annual event is both a charity fundraiser and a celebration of St Patrick's Day for the Irish and friends of Ireland in Rome.
Known for its black-tie elegance and dancing until 03.00, not to mention Guinness on tap, the ball takes place at the five-star Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi near Villa Borghese.
The evening starts with a Prosecco reception, followed by a five-course meal accompanied by traditional Irish musicians. The