St Patrick’s Day Fun!
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day this Friday, The Lost City are offering a game of adventure golf plus a Guinness or Jamesons in our Tiki bar for just £10 for 18 holes or £14 for 36 holes – bargain! Plus, there’s no need to book, just come down and play!
In order to get you in the spirit for this well celebrated holiday, here are some interesting St Patrick’s Day facts to help you:
Around 13 million pints of Guinness are drunk on St Patrick’s Day…. That’s over 150 pints per second! The UK accounts for around 3.5 million of those pints! So let’s keep up the good work and join us at The Lost City on Friday for a pint of ‘the black stuff’!
Despite the above fact, St. Patrick’s Day was a dry holiday in Ireland until 1970!
St. Patrick was not actually Irish. He was from Wales!
Legend has it that St Patrick drove all of the snakes from Ireland by chasing them into the sea after they began attacking him during a 40-day fast he undertook on top of a hill.
St. Patrick’s revellers believed that wearing green made you invisible to Leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they could see! People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that Leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
However, for many years, blue was the colour most often associated with St. Patrick. Green was considered unlucky! St. Patrick’s blue was considered symbolic of Ireland for many centuries and the Irish Presidential Standard is still blue.
In 2010, the Sydney Opera House went green to mark the 200th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Day there.
In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river “Kelly” green. The dye lasts for about five hours.
Traditionally, every year, the Irish leader hands a crystal bowl full of shamrock to the US President. The shamrock, grown in Kerry, is immediately destroyed by the Secret Service after the exchange.
And finally, we’ve all heard of the good luck that can be granted if you find a four-leaf clover but your odds of finding one are about 1 in 10,000!