Featuring many amusing scenes
and Irish expressions.
St Patrick's Day (17th March) originally celebrated the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Nowadays, it's celebrated equally as a festival of Irish heritage and culture. The celebration is marked throughout the world, not just in Ireland itself. The biggest St Patrick's Day parade is in New York City; but, Ireland holds the record for the smallest parade! (lasting a distance of 23.4 metres between the only two pubs in the village of Dripsey, Cork).
Dressing up like leprechauns
In addition to parades, people celebrate by “the wearing of the green” (shamrocks) and dressing up. This includes wearing ginger coloured wigs and beards and looking like mischievous leprechauns- who are said to love collecting gold. Hmm, that's a bit like international bankers, but when bankers get up to mischief they wipe a few trillion from the global economy. If you're feeling energetic, you don't have to be a member of Riverdance to try Irish dancing and appreciate Irish folk music.
Year 2- Year 3 play
Saint Patrick & the Shamrock click here.
Author: Robert Reed
Age group: 9-11 (4th - 5th Grade / Year 5 - Year 6)
Run time: 20 minutes
Genre: contemporary comedy
Topics: Saint Patrick's Day, Ireland
The play is a humorous celebration of the story of St. Patrick. It includes the events in St. Patrick’s life mixed with a dash of blarney and stirred with a lucky four-leafed clover.
This play about Saint Patrick features many amusing scenes, Irish expressions and suggestions for music.
When the young Saint Patrick is taken by pirates to Ireland as a slave he is befriended by a leprechaun and clurichaun. St. Patrick shows them how to be kinder fairy-folk to humans, partly thanks to some Irish-dancing sheep.
St. Patrick leaves Ireland and then returns later as a missionary. His two friends act as his companions as he journeys around Ireland banishing snakes, preaching, planting ash trees, meeting with legendary Celtic warriors and less-than-friendly druids.
Irish myths and legends
Boudicca, Cú Chulainn
Looking like a leprechaun:
Included: Performance rights for 3 performances in 4 years!
also included: rights to copy for cast, rights for one video/audio of the performance, suggestions for staging, props & costumes, music ideas. More information.
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