Even though St. Patrick’s Day parties will not be possible this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate! There is tons to do to get your Irish fix in for the day. Here are some of our suggestions on how to celebrate this year!
Pick 1- Online Events
There are several online events happening in Luxembourg between March 7th and 21st in celebration of St.Patrick’s Day. There are art classes, cooking classes, activities for kids, virtual live concerts and so much more, some for free and some for a small fee!
Pick 2- Make an Irish Meal
There are so many delicious Irish specialties that I know most of us do not eat enough of. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has amazing Irish recipes from baked good to stews. Add a nice Guinness to your meal and you’re all set! Eating is always a great way to celebrate.
Pick 3- Order out an Irish Meal
There are so many great places in Luxembourg to get amazing Irish takeout. Here are 2 of our favorite options!
Address: 40 Rue des Bruyères
For the restaurant’s website click here.
Address: 19 rue de la tour Jacob
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Pick 4- Religous Ceremony
St.Alphonse Church, an English speaking church in Luxembourg City, has mass every Wednesday at 6.15pm, and is an option for celebrating the religious aspects of St. Patrick’s Day.
Pick 5- St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Games for Kids
Your little ones might be disappointed that they are missing out on another holiday. However, there are plenty of ways to bring the St.Patrick’s Day celebrations home! There are so many great crafts to do, and St. Patrick’s themed games such as bingo and scavenger hunts to keep them busy!
Pick 6- Make Green Beer
Making green beer is a fun, simple way to make your day a little more festive. Wether you are having a socially distanced outdoor gathering or having a drink with the people you live with, make your beer green to celebrate properly!
Pick 7- View Irish Films
2 Irish films, “The Winter Lake” and “Wildfire”, are being released for viewing between March 15th and March 22nd through the British and Irish Film Festival Luxembourg. Tickets are €9/film screening and can be bought here!
Pick 8- Online Guided Tour of Kilmainham Gaol
The Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL), in partnership with the Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) and the Luxembourg branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann, is organising a unique St. Patrick’s event this year: in light of the ongoing government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s St Patrick’s event will be an online guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol on Wednesday 17 March at 7pm.
Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin; it closed its doors in 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as members of the Irish republican movement during the War of Independence and Civil War, were imprisoned and in some cases executed in the prison by the orders of the UK Government. Some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history were imprisoned there, including Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell and Eamon de Valera.
The Gaol also played a role during the harsh Famine times. It held thousands of ordinary men, women and children whose crimes ranged from petty offences such as stealing food to more serious crimes such as murder or rape. Convicts from many parts of Ireland were held here for long periods before being transported to Australia. It is now a museum run by the Office of Public Works, an agency of the Government of Ireland.
The 40-minute online guided tour will be presented by David O’Neill, professional tour guide at Kilmainham Gaol, and will be followed by a Q&A session. The presentation will cover various aspects of its history, including conditions at the gaol, political and social aspects, as well as children imprisoned there.
Registration to attend this online event is free-of-charge and can be done online until 16 March at 6pm. Connection instructions / guidelines on how to join the call, including the Zoom link, will be provided. Please note that the link provided is non-transferrable and may only be used by one person!
Pick 9- Scott’s Pub
This St.Patrick’s Day, Scott’s Pub food truck will be open from 12pm! They will be serving Guiness beef stew sandwiches & Irish potato salad! They will also have a live Twitch stream starting at 6:30 on Wednesday. This live will include interviews from their friends with bars, live music from 3 different performers and you can order beer and cocktails for the event! Check out their social media for more!