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  • St. Patrick's Day Festival 2017
    Grote Markt The Hague

    Irish music ⭐ dancing ⭐ food


  • Dramtune Afterparty

    After 23h the party continues in Hoender en Hop with Dramtune Whisky Tasting and some vibrant Irish tunes by Shane Meehan & friends!

  • Friday March 17th 2017
    15h - 23h
    Grote Markt Den Haag

  • Come join us for the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day "Drowning of the Shamrock" celebration in The Netherlands!

  • Every year on March 17th the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day.  For the 7th year running, we the Grote Markt Den Haag proudly welcome you to join in The Netherlands celebration in cooperation with the Irish Club Netherlands and Den Haag GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association).

    Enjoy traditional Irish Food in the local cafes, on stage be in awe of the Irish Step Dancers, shake a leg to the live bands and of course - endless pints of Guinness on tap to keep you dancing.

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  • Music

  • Rapalje

    This Dutch band excels in Celtic folk music and troubadours the country bringing joy to the people. to perform their musical skills. Although they’re Dutch by origin, the wild hair and medieval kilts make it as Irish as it gets. With their ballads, their flaming songs and spirited tunes they’ll undoubtedly swipe you off your feet!

  • Woodworks

    Saint Paddy’s isn’t complete without Woodworks! This acoustic band has performed here on earlier editions and we are happy to announce we will be seeing more of them this year. ‘Irish’ and ‘Folk’ are their middle names and they play the accordion like no other. You’re in for some good dancing here!

  • The Bottles Of Smoke

    This brand-new Dutch folk band brings you a tribute to The Pogues. They will make your folk-heart beat faster with their covers of the raw, energetic & bright songs the Pogues are well known for. Their songs can be both sad and jolly. Either way, let them take you back to the dark streets of London and enjoy the ride.

  • Shane Meehan and friends

    Shane Meehan learned to play the Irish traditional fiddle from his grandfather when he was only 8 years old. His musical skills have matured into sheer brilliance, and he now brings his magic to stages around the country. And he's not alone: VICTOR ALEXANDER on the button accordion & JAMES DONOHUE, singer & guitarplayer from Galway city are there as well!

  • Irish Dance

  • Redmond School of Irish dancing Holland

    This school is one of a kind and this year we are happy to have them on stage. The school offers Irish dancing to all ages and levels and travels around Europe to perform their traditional Irish dancing skills. On Saint Paddy’s they’ll leave you in awe with their true Irish dance!

  • Kilkenny School of Irish Dancing,The Netherlands

    The in The Hague-based school teaches Irish dance to all ages, starting from only four years old. With achievements as numerous championship titles and their dancers reaching a semi-final place in the tv-show ‘Holland’s Got Talent’, you will definitely be stunned by their performance here at the Grote Markt. Feel free to dance along!e.

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  • St. Patrick is the patron Saint and National Apostle of Ireland and credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. What began as a Catholic Church feast day in the 1600's has evolved into a secular celebration of Irish culture and one of the biggest worldwide parties on the calendar. Plan on wearing green as St. Patrick used the shamrock in his teachings about Catholicism. The colour to wear on this day? Green! The colour of the shamrock (klavertje) that St. Patrick used in his teachings is the only colour that will make sure you won’t get pinched by leprechauns.

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