Mick Heatherington enjoys a Guiness in the sun while celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey's, Gladstone.
Mick Heatherington enjoys a Guiness in the sun while celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey's, Gladstone. Tom Huntley

It's all about the Irish as city celebrates St Pat's Day

 IT IS the one day of the year it is seriously acceptable to don a Guinness hat, wear a lime green shirt and dance a jig in public without fear of being ridiculed by your mates.

All roads led to Dicey's Irish Bar and Restaurant in Gladstone on Sunday as revellers let their hair down and celebrated St Patrick's Day in style. 

Dicey's served breakfast and guinness pie from 9am, plus green beer, prizes and giveaways for best dressed, and live music.

 St Patrick's Day facts:

  • St Patrick's Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland.
  • The actual colour of St Patrick is blue. Green became associated with the day during the 19th century.
  • In Ireland on St Patrick's Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
  • Tipple of choice usually includes Guinness, Kilkenny, Jamesons or Cider.
  • Typical fare includes Guinness pie or Irish stew.


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