Calling all Irish and honorary Irish people on the French Riviera — time to go green and get your party on this St. Patrick’s weekend!
The PACA Irish Association has a huge number of activities planned for the Saint Patrick’s weekend this March, with four days of partying, sessions, culture, and plenty of good old-fashioned craic on offer.
Starting on Friday, 13th March, at Auditorium College Charles III in Monaco, there will be an evening entitled The Three Wilde Cards, presented by Monaco-Ireland Arts Society, and conceived and directed by Lynn Sharpe. The first part will be Oscar Wilde in relation to his mother, “Speranza“, Jane Francesca Elgee. The second part will be Oscar Wilde in relation to his wife, Constance, with a few poems, extracts from writings by Lady Wilde and Constance, and five short scenes from Oscar Wilde’s plays interwoven in the programme. Further information available by calling +33 493 41 97 22
Saturday, 14th March promises a day full of events, kicking off at 2pm with a cultural afternoon at the Reformed Church on Boulevard Victor Hugo in Nice.
Lots of fun, music and dance for all the family.
There will be Six Nations rugby for all rugby fans at 3:30pm at Ma Nolan’s in Vieux Nice, with the Wales versus Ireland game from Cardiff.
Then, at 7pm, one of the Irish Association members, Mary McKeown, will give a talk about the Irish born architect and designer, Eileen Gray. Gray designed and built her villa E1027 in Roquebrune in 1926 which is still an icon of modern architecture.
On Sunday 15th March, there will be a trip to Ile St. Honorat, where Saint Patrick spent two years studying theology. Departing from Cannes at 10am. If interested please let Mary McKeown know on +33 6 23 39 88 10
Then on Tuesday, 17th March, the big day itself, there will by an Irish music and song seisiún at 8pm at SHAPKO BAR in Vieux Nice. Bernard Fitzpatrick and Paddy Quigley and friends are back in Nice to give a repeat of last years performance. All musicians are welcome, just come along on the night! There will be concessionary drink prices available on the night as well.
You can keep up to date with The Irish Association events by checking out their Facebook page. For further information about any of the associations’s activities, you can also contact them by email or by phone — Mary 06 23 39 88 10 // Nessa 06 83 46 59 37 // Nick 06 07 93 93 53
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