Guinness, Irish dancers mark St Patrick's Day in Dubbo

ST PATRICK'S DAY: Dubbo Private Hospital staff and Spreagadh na Rince dancers got into the spirit of St Patrick's Day with an Irish dance performance for patients on Friday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

ST PATRICK'S DAY: Dubbo Private Hospital staff and Spreagadh na Rince dancers got into the spirit of St Patrick's Day with an Irish dance performance for patients on Friday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Dubbo might be a long way from Ireland but that didn’t stop residents from celebrating all things Irish on Friday for St Patrick’s Day. 

From beef and Guinness pie, to leprechaun hats and Irish dancing, residents got into the spirit as they joined people world-wide in celebrating Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick. 

Students of Dubbo’s only Irish dance school were undoubtedly in their zone and shared their talent around the city for all to enjoy.

Dancers of Spreagadh na Rince particularly enjoyed a performance at Dubbo Private Hospital which brought a smile to many faces, according to CEO Julie Whinfield.

One parent, Libby Woods, said the state and national dancers – one just three years old – enjoyed entertaining the patients, even doing special performances for those unable to leave their rooms.

“It made the kids feel great that they could bring some cheer to someone else’s day,” she said.

In the true spirit of the Irish celebrations continued into the night at venues across the city.

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