Throw on something green and head out and about this St Patrick's Day to soak up the atmosphere (and maybe some of the black stuff too). We've got a few suggestions for places where you can have the craic and wet your whistle.
The Crafty Hound is a locally owned, family run "Gastropub" serving the best of local produce and beverages. Established in 1912 serving Lambeg and surrounding areas, the public bar is a welcoming gem where you are sure to meet many a local character! Why not call in on St Patrick's Day and enjoy a Guinness and some of the local craic.
The Four Winds start their St Patrick's Weekend celebrations on Saturday 16th March with the Six Nations Match at 2.45pm and a meal deal which includes A pint of Guinness and a burger for only £8.95. Then, on Sunday 17th March, there will be live music from 4pm. The Four Winds will definitely make sure that you enjoy your long weekend and the celebrations.
The Plough first opened its doors in 1758 and has been a firm favourite of both locals and those further afield ever since! Pop into this award winning pub and restaurant over St Patrick's weekend for a pint of the black stuff and live music from Gerry Leathem, Davy Watson and Mark Graham from 10pm to late.
The Hillside is Hillsborough's oldest pub first opening its doors in 1752 and has been a popular choice since then. Call in on St Patrick's day and listen to some live Irish music from 1pm and while your there, why not take advantage of the St Patrick's day offer of stew and a pint for £5.00?
The Speckled Hen is one of Ireland's pubs first opening its doors in 1660 and has been a firm favourite of locals from the beginning. Undergoing a recent renovation in 2014 it has become an award winning establishment winning the Licensed and Catering News award for best pub food in 2018 and the Ulster Tatler award for pub of the year 2017 among others. So why not call in for a pint of the black stuff and some great food this St Patrick's weekend!
The Mayor's St Patrick’s Day Concert is on this Saturday 16th March at the Island Arts Centre, featuring the ever popular Lisburn Community Choir, Wallace High School Music Department & The Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dance and Pipers, all for you to enjoy. All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s chosen charity 'Cancer Fund for Children'. This fantastic show starts at 7.30pm and is expected to finish at approximately 10.30pm.
This is a general walking tour around Hillsborough where you will experience some of the charm and beauty of this historic village. You will hear about its development and some of the people who have helped shape the local community or have gone on to influence the wider world. The tour will start and finish in Hillsborough Forest Park car park and will last between 1.5-2 hours. To reserve a place on any of these tours, please book on their website and bring your complimentary ticket 10-15 minutes before the advertised time.