St Patricks Day 2017 Bilingual Tours at The Hunt Museum
On St Patricks Day 2017 bilingual tours will take place at the Hunt Museum at 11 am and 2 pm respectively, as the Irish Language Week takes place until March 17.
In order to celebrate the foremost saint in the country, the Hunt Museum has been preparing the “All Things Irish” tour, which will be delivered through said bilingual tours, in conjunction with Conradh na Gaeilge Luimnigh.
The celebration will go on with a performance by the local choir An Cór Cois Sionna, at 2 pm., following the St. Patrick’s Day parade which takes place at 12 pm. Cór Cois Sionna means Choir beside the Shannon. The choir is newly formed, and the members offer a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone with an interest in the Irish language – from a native speaker to a curious newcomer – to come together, sing and socialise as Gaeilge. Their repertoire consists of traditional Irish language songs in both unison and four-part arrangements.
Last year, the Hunt Museum hosted a wonderful St Patrick’s Day full of arts and crafts, face painting and a special tour of the collection, where they looked at all things Irish.
There are plenty of other going on throughout the city and county of Limerick this St Patrick’s Day and weekend for all to enjoy. From the parade itself to the Limerick International Band Championship which takes place Sunday, March 19, the weekend is proving to be one not to be missed!
Festivities and celebrations begin at the Hunt Museum this St Patrick’s Day at 11 am. With free admission to all, don’t miss out on a great day!
To find out more about current exhibitions and events at the Hunt Museum, click here.
To find out more about Conradh na Gaeilge Luimnigh click here.
Here you can read about past St Patrick’s days and weekends in Limerick city and county.