On 16th March, both campus' canteens will be serving dishes associated with Ireland, as we adopt our own celebrations for St Patrick’s Day.
St Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is both a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th March.
This date is the day Saint Patrick the foremost patron saint of Ireland died, in 461AD. It is a celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and also of the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
Celebrations often include public parades, ceilidhs (social gatherings) and wearing green clothes or shamrocks.
Green has been associated with Ireland since the 1640’s and is linked with the symbolism of Catholics.
Shamrocks are a symbol of good luck, and are placed in the bottom of a glass. These are then either swallowed after finishing the drink with a toast to Saint Patrick, or thrown over a shoulder for luck.
Patrick was a 5th century Romano - British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Legend states he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave. During this time he ‘found God’, and following his escape, returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity.
Our special menus to celebrate St Patrick’s Day include:
- Irish lamb stew with mashed potato
- Irish chicken with cabbage and baked potato
- Broccoli pesto pasta with salad
- Irish potato and cheese nachos
** Don’t forget to order on KLASS ops before midnight on Thursday 8th March **
- Irish beef stew with roasted potatoes and confit carrot
- Roasted chicken thyme with mashed potato and mixed vegetables
- Vegetable pie with salad
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