2017’s St Patrick’s Day will have extra significance for the Irish population in Kenya as it officially marks 100 years since settlers from the Emerald Isle first arrived in the East African country.
At the heart of the celebrations in Kenya is the Curragh Irish Pub and Bistro, a proudly Irish owned establishment in the heart of Nairobi, just inside Ngong Racecourse.
The centenary of the Irish in Kenya is being marked by a themed week of events and promotions at the venue.
“We really wanted to paint the town green this year!”, owner Eric Barry told Brits in Kenya.
“So what do we have in store for St Patrick’s week?
“Well first and foremost we have ice cold (green) beer on tap for the week.
“We have a St Patrick / Ireland themed table quiz with some great prizes on Friday night beginning at 7:30, with music till late afterwards.
“On Saturday we have the return of our Flip cup championship, which has proved to be a surprisingly competitive game!
“Then on Sunday we have a family friendly day, where we have a children’s treasure hunt beginning at 3pm, and at 5pm we will have a beautiful Irish band (that have been flown in by the Irish Embassy for the week) performing a traditional Irish trad session till late.
“Along with all the festivities we will also be serving great food from our Irish / Kenyan menu. Looking forward to great fun filled week.”