Children’s Council plans major event to celebrate St Patrick

Monday December 26th 2016

Connor Children’s Council has big plans for the period surrounding St Patrick’s Day 2017, with members busy organising a five-day event to take place in March in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure is a family friendly event aimed at helping people of all ages to discover first-hand the adventurous life story of St Patrick though an exhibition and interactive story trail.

Live actors will re-enact the tale from Patrick’s capture by Irish pirates to his return to serve the people of Ireland who he loved so much.

The event will include workshops, Irish dancers, circus performers, Viking battle re-enactments and much more!

It will run in St Anne’s from March 15-19. Primary schools from inner city Belfast have been invited to participate on the first two days, and the Children’s Council is working in partnership with the St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick which is providing an education officer to host a workshop. A local artist based on the Shankill Road who will lead another workshop.

All visitors will be welcomed on March 17-19 and this event will finish with a special intercommunity St Patrick’s themed service beginning at 3.30pm on March 19.

Further details below. Anyone wanting more information should contact Connor Diocesan Children’s Development Officer Jill Hamilton on

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