Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Irish brewer Guinness has created their Black List to help guide St Patrick's Day revellers to Irish Pubs to enjoy festivities with their mates.
In Australia, thousands of people of Irish descent or who fancy themselves as Irish at heart, are expected to celebrate Ireland's national day and the traditional feast day of the country's patron saint, St Patrick.
St Patrick, who was born in Roman Britain in the 5th century, is widely credited with having introduced Christianity to Ireland and, according to Irish mythology, to have driven all snakes from the country. St Patrick's Day is the anniversary of his death*.
*A variety of dates are given for his death. In the Book of Armagh "the elder Patrick"is said to have died in 457. In 461/2 the annals record the repose of Patrick, in 492/3 they record the death of Patrick except he would have been 120.
The Guinness St Patrick's Day Black List can be found at www.guinness.com.au.
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