Green teams set for big day

Rosie O'Grady's staff member Lindsay Wall
Rosie O'Grady's staff member Lindsay Wall

PEOPLE can celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style at a string of events.

Staff at Hartlepool’s only dedicated Irish pub, Rosie O’Grady’s, are preparing for three days of action to mark the occasion.

And Hartlepool & District Hospice are joining in with the fun with a St Patrick’s Day fundraising event on Saturday.

The action will get started at Rosie O’Grady’s, at Navigation Point, tomorrow from noon and will continue throughout the weekend.

A variety of entertainment is planned and people can also pick up their own free St Patrick’s Day T-shirts.

Students at East Durham College, in Peterlee, have been hard at work ahead of an event tonight.

A three-course meal will be on offer at the event at the college’s restaurant Scene1.

St Patrick’s Day is on Saturday and residents can enjoy traditional Irish cuisine, a disco, games and the chance to win a pot of gold at the hospice’s fundraiser.

The event will be held at the Grand Hotel, in Swainson Street, on Saturday starting at 7.30pm.

Hartlepool’s Jill Cooper’s Academy of Dance will also perform on the night providing some Irish-themed dance routines.

Greg Hildreth, events and community facilitator at the Wells Avenue-based hospice, said: “It is great to have Jill, her colleagues and students supporting this event.

“It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without some dancing so call us now and book some tickets.”

Tickets, priced £10, are available from the hospice on (01429) 855529.

Tonight’s event at the East Durham College, in Peterlee, starts at 7pm and is priced at £9.95 per person.