Ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Renfrewshire

Friday 16th March, 2018

Let’s celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year and think of our own Patron Saint as we raise a glass.

We have strong links with Ireland – our Patron Saint hails from the Emerald Isle. St Mirin was an Irish monk and missionary who founded a religious community in Scotland that later formed into the magnificent Paisley Abbey.

So, dawn some green, white and orange, pop on that obligatory Guinness hat and let’s have a good old craic! Here are our top (o’ the mornin’) picks for St Paddies’ Day:

Enjoy a family night out (16th March)

Start the celebrations early with a family friendly night at Knights of St Columba in Renfrew. This brilliant venue is hosting traditional live music from Irish folk band, Claymore, plus Irish dancing from Boyle School of Irish Dancing.

Leave the Irish dancing to the professionals, people.

Find out more here.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans (17th March)

Head over to the Bobbin Mill at Phoenix Business Centre for a full day of food, drinks, and rugby. Grab a pick & mix bucket, enjoy special offers on ‘pints of the black stuff’ (Guinness) and tackle their new Rugby Dash game before the big match kicks off.

Find out more here.

St Paddies’ Party (17th March)

Do you have the luck of the Irish? The kind folks at Cafuffles on New Street, Paisley, are throwing a shindig with giveaways, prizes and Irish-themed drinks – crazy Clover cocktail anyone?

Find out more here.

Every other pub in Renfrewshire (16th and 17th)

St Patrick’s Day is always a good time to go out for a pint or six. Add a rugby match where Ireland can beat England to win the Six Nations and you get lively pub indeed.

Some pubs in the town of Paisley and beyond are offering ‘Paddy’ promos with The Bull Inn cutting prices on Guinness on Friday 16th and the mighty Burger & Keg celebrating on Saturday 17th with green cocktails, Baby Guinness and Irish Rock Music.

If you’re going further afield, check out Habbies in Kilbarchan with live music after the rugby and dog-friendly pub, The Brown Bull in Lochwinnoch, where your canine friend can enjoy the atmosphere too.

No matter your town in Renfrewshire, you’re sure to find a pub that will entertain your friends and U2. (Sorry.)

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I regularly visit the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and Paisley Arts Centre and try to attend as many of the festivals and events in the town as possible... I particularly enjoy Sma’ Shot Day.

Laura Gray