Not your Irish granny’s Guinnes!
If you think the Caribbean is an escape from the global Irish-isation that occurs every March 17th, you’d be wrong! In fact Montserrat celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day and is known as "the Emerald Isle", some say in memory of the Irish who settled there in the 17th century after Protestants expelled them from the neighbouring island of St Kitts. An official green shamrock is stamped in your passport at the airport, and the national flag shows an Irish harp symbol, and the day when everyone wants to be Irish is celebrated in unique Montserratian style.
Here in Saint Lucia the celebration is all about music and Guinness, which is locally brewed; according to aficionados, our bottled stuff tastes quite a lot different from that made with Liffy water. One of the best Paddy’s Day parties is hosted by Delirius and features and the wearing of the green, excellent live music from local band 'Skip Monday', green drinks, big hats and beads, shamrocks, dancing leprechauns and the whole nine yards! Keep an eye on Facebook for all the details of St Patrick’s Day in Saint Lucia!
Yannick James of Skip Monday