The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s No. 1 tourist attraction, is gearing up for their three day St. Patrick’s Festival from 16th-18th March. This year they’re looking to make the 17th, the World’s Friendliest Day. 80% of 1,000 surveyed Irish people believe our friendly nature makes the difference. The most interesting finding was the popularity of the so-called finger wave, generally used at the steering wheel, which was voted their favourite gesture and being used more often in Connaught and Ulster.
As part of the festival, there will be live music from home grown talent such as Four Men and a Dog, eclectic bluegrass-trad group Tupelo, musical collective Eclectic Spree and many more. Building on the gesture started last year, the Storehouse will again be welcoming everybody by the firstname of Patrick, and variants of the name (click here for a list – PDF) for free on St. Patrick’s Day. A group of us went last year and had a brilliant time, so I’m looking forward to it. See ya there.