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A Look at the Manchester Irish Festival

Net Sixty Six SEO’s look at this year’s Irish Festival in central Manchester and surrounding area

Manchester Irish Festival 2017, market stalls, Albert Square (towards Net Sixty Six SEO HQ).

Manchester Irish Festival 2017: market stalls on Albert Square, facing Brazenose Street.

In Manchester city centre, the first three weeks of March are dominated by the city’s Irish Festival. From the 03 – 19 March, countless events take place in and around central Manchester. The high point of which is the parade in the centre of ‘town’ which takes place on the 12 March (Sunday) at noon.

Manchester city centre, and the most part of Greater Manchester itself, owes its prosperity to Irish immigrants who have settled in our area. Some of whom have built our railways and roads. They have also brought colour and creativity into our locality. The descendents of previous generations who toiled on the permanent way and our roads include Noel and Liam Gallagher (no prizes for guessing who they are!) and Steven Patrick Morrissey.

Close to Net Sixty Six SEO’s HQ is the Irish Market (as seen in our photographs) and an events tent. This will play host to live music gigs during the festival and sell several pints of the black stuff from the banks of the River Liffey.

The Irish Festival Parade

This Sunday will see the parade. Starting at noon, this will celebrate all things of an Irish nature. It starts at the Irish World Heritage Centre on Queens Road, Cheetham before finishing at Albert Square. If you’re watching or participating, wear something green or in the colours of the Irish County. During the parade, Metrolink services on the Second City Crossing will be suspended.

Other events

Throughout the Irish Festival, there will be themed events at several venues from St. Kentigerns Social Club in Chorlton to the Heatons Sports Club and Shea’s Bar. These include dance displays, live music, art exhibitions and film showings. The days leading to and including St. Patrick’s Day will be packed to the gills with live entertainment.

To find out more about the Manchester Irish Festival, visit their website. Better still, if you intend to visit all these events, bookmark the site for further reference.

The Irish Festival Market runs from the 09 – 12 March 2017. Please allow more time for your journey to Manchester city centre for Sunday’s parade.

Manchester Irish Fest 2017: market stalls on Albert Square, backing onto Manchester Town Hall.

Manchester Irish Festival 2017: market stalls on Albert Square, backing onto Manchester Town Hall.

Net Sixty Six SEO, 10 March 2017.

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