Friday, February 16, 2007

St Patrick's Day Festival makes a return

The second St Patrick's Day Festival in association with Queen's and University of Ulster was officially launched today at QFT. The success of last year's event ensures a firm foundation for what is being boasted as an even more "exciting venture" by Queen's Pro VC, Professor Gerry McCormac.

The festival has been extended to four days running from Wednesday 14th March to St Patrick's Day itself and will consist of a range of "music, sports, film, poetry, visual art and spiritual events".

Recent years have seen much negative publicity regarding the University area around St Patrick's Day with complaints from residents that student rowdiness and generally drunken behaviour has reached intolerable levels as many 'drown the shamrock'. The Universities hope that, in organising a range of events from dodgeball to the all-new 'Scavenger Hunt' where teams have the opportunity to win £1000, students will celebrate in a "sensible and fun way". Professor McCormac views the Festival as a "working example of how both Universities are committed to tackling student misbehaviour".

Programmes for the range of events at the Festival are available from various locations around the University including QFT.


Anonymous gerry said...

Hope there is fun and less of rowdiness this time coz fun that causes pain to others is no fun at lets' make St. Patrick's Day a day to revel and enjoy.

2/24/2007 9:02 am  
Anonymous kerry said...

here's hoping that those involved in this years events won't bring the university into disrepute by being drunk and disorderly and intimidating others by the unnecessary sectarianism!!

3/04/2007 3:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone welcome that embraces Irish Nationalism.

3/09/2007 2:44 pm  

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