From Friday 17th March we'll be celebrating St Patrick's Day in style at Nicholson's. Join us at The Ship over the Paddy's Day weekend this year to raise a glass to the Irish saint and join us for a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.
To help you impress your friends with some pointless Paddy's Day facts over the weekend here's five of them about our favourite Saint.
- Although he was born in England, St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, born around 385AD.
- Had he have not legally changed his name, March 17th would be celebrated as Maewyn Succat’s Day.
- He was kidnapped as a teenager and sold into slavery, spending almost a decade herding sheep in Ireland. He later become ordained as a priest among the Celtic pagans.
- Blue was the original colour of his vestments, however green came from St Patrick’s use of the shamrock and the emerald Isle.
- Contrary to belief, there is no evidence there were any snakes for St Patrick to chase out of Ireland.
Book now and celebrate with us this St Patrick's Day.