Living Arrows 12/52 St Patrick’s Day Weekend

What a fun filled weekend we had. On top of that we got an extra day. On Friday it was St. Patrick’s Day which is a public holiday in Ireland. We had lots of plans made. Matthew’s godfather was coming over with his son and his wife. His son is nearly fourteen years of age so Matthew had lots of fun playing with him.

Unfortunately the weather was not on our side and it was drizzling rain most of the weekend but that still didn’t stop us from keeping to our plan. On Friday Matthew’s godfather went to the parade in Dublin City while we sat at home and watched it on the TV. Cosy and not getting wet. I am glad we didn’t go because he said it wasn’t that good and it was only an hour long. Normally the parade starts at midday but this time it didn’t start until 12.40pm for some reason.

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St. Patrick’s Day – Top 5 Pubs

Today I want to tell you about my favorite pubs I more than likely spend St. Patrick’s Day in. Sligo, the town I live in only has only 22.000 people so you can imagine it is small enough but the pubs are great. There is so many.

1. Mc Hughs

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Mc Hughs is great for going out in the evening times. It is the place to go to for parties like Halloween.

2. Fiddlers Creek

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Fiddlers Creek is probably the best pub to spend the whole day in. I have been there a couple of times in the last few months. Their lunch is great if you want to grab something small like a sandwich but they do dinners as well. Also next to the pub they have a restaurant. You would normally have to book it as it can be fully booked most times at the weekend.

3. Strandhilll Bar

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Strandhill is lovely because it is right beside the Atlantic Ocean. So if you are going to this pub, you are guaranteed to go for a walk in the dunes after or just along the beach.
Across the road you might even had a crepe or ice cream in Mama Johnston.

4. Belfry

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The Belfry is popular day and night. Great food, good atmosphere in the evening and very popular for hen nights or parties in general.

5. Garavogue

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In the summer Garavogue is a lovely place to sit outside and have your food and drink along the river. Inside they have these cool tables where you can make your own drinks/beers. You just have to leave your card behind.

St. Patrick’s Day – Crafts

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching (or like the Irish say “Paddy’s day”) I thought I am sharing a couple of themed blog posts with you. Today it is all about arts & crafts. I said to myself a while ago that I want to do more with Matthew. Even though he already does loads in creche I’d like to start making some with him myself too even though it is more than likely me who will end up doing them.

So I had a browse on Pinterest once again. Best platform to find this sort of stuff in my opinion. This is what I found:

Pepper shamrock stamp

I find this genius. All you need is green paint, paper, a pepper and a knife

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Leprechaun Handprint

This cute little leprechaun simply created with your child’s hand and some paint.

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Fruit Loop Rainbow

As you may know St.Patrick’s Day is also connected with rainbows. The Leprechaun with the golden pot you can find at the end of the rainbow. Why not create a rainbow with some fruit loop cereal and cotton wool.

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Leprechaun Puppet

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Have you got some crafts lined up for this St. Patrick’s Day?

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