The St Paddy’s Event Guide

Bad Influence will be part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations across the weekend at Molly Malones. IMAGE: Mel Bernardin (Studio 21).

Fiddle-dee-dee, it’s about to get a lot greener in Brownsville! While you’re doing your last minute shopping for clover-coloured undies, we’ve wrapped up the best Irish events on across the city for you potato and Guinness lovers this weekend!


Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

Honestly, where would you go for St Paddy’s Day other than an Irish Pub? Not only will the leprechauns at Molly’s be cooking up an Irish breakky from 8am on Friday, but there will be live music blasting throughout the venue all weekend! Irish band 33 1/3 will take to the stage from 2-5pm and again from 6-9pm on Friday, as well as 6-9pm on Saturday. Joining them will be the Jeffreys at 10pm on Friday, and Bad Influence at 10pm on Saturday.

The Shamrock Hotel

From one local Irish icon to another, the Shammy will have the Guinness flowing all day long too – some of the venue’s best live music acts will be performing from 1pm until late, as well as Irish drummers and Celtic dancers who will turn the entire Hotel (including the beer) green. Plus, the rumour around town is that if you catch Ray the Leprechaun, you win his pot of gold. What’s better than live music and winning some cash?!

The TapHouse Townsville

From the moment their doors open at 10am, the TapHouse will be ready to pour all the best brews from the green isle. There will be more than enough beef and stout pie to share around as well, and the day will be capped off with local muso Trent Bell doing an Irish jig after the sun sets.


Crown on Palmer

Just in case you can’t knock off work to start the Irish festivities during the day on Friday, Crown has you sorted: the Reclining Rockers will be tearing the roof off (if you’ve been to any of their gigs recently, you’ll know how quickly they pack out venues) from 2pm, before the Cowboys game will be streamed live across the venue, and then Jeremy Romeo will take over to close out the night of Irish frivolity.

There are so many Paddy’s Day events on offer across the city, including trivia nights and more, so if you’re looking for more than good music, make sure you keep doing your research! 

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