Celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey's are (from left) Wendy Patterson, Caitlin Ford, Marie Wilson, Barbara Conway and Jane Johnson.
Celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey's are (from left) Wendy Patterson, Caitlin Ford, Marie Wilson, Barbara Conway and Jane Johnson. Paul Braven

Irish eyes smile on Gladstone's St Pat's Day

ST Patrick's Day was celebrated in Gladstone on Tuesday, and it was a day of going green and celebrating Irish culture.

The Observer caught up with some of the people celebrating at Dicey's.

Wendy Patterson:

"This is my third year celebrating St Patrick's Day at work.

"It's exciting and entertaining to see what people wear.

"Last year I had my face painted and whore a whole heap of green. It's cool because to me it's a day to go out with friends, dress up and enjoyed a few bevvies."

Caitlin Ford:

"For previous St Patrick's Day events I've dressed up crazily but for today I'm just keeping it casual with just the green eye shadow.

"It's really enjoyable to see what other people wear; it just makes the night really fun."

Marie Wilson:

"I've been only here for three weeks; I've come over from the States to visit my good friend Jane.

"St Patrick's Day for me is a big celebration and a way to show your heritage.

"Back home in American it's a much bigger celebration.

"Everyone turns Irish for a day but today we've just had our lunch at Dicey's and this afternoon we're going to have a traditional Irish dish made with corned beef and cabbage."

Barbara Conway:

"Being here for roundabout a year and a half, this is not my first St Pat's Day down under.

"Last year's celebration was only a small one just me and my husband having dinner at home.

"So this year should be even better because I'm spending it with friends."

Jane Johnson:

"It's a tradition for our family to eat corned beef and cabbage for dinner and along with that, I also enjoy a glass of green beer.

"The tradition and celebration of the day really brings back great memories for me. And I sure do miss the parades we have back home."



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