Fortitude Valley Raised a Glass for St. Patrick’s Day at Finn McCool’s

Finn McCool’s at the Brunswick Mall in Fortitude Valley turned a fun shade of green on Sunday, the 17th of March, for its St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The much-awaited Irish party was even bigger than last year, with dining, dancing, and drinking lasting up to the wee hours  the following day.

The restaurant secured an extended licence for its St. Patrick’s Day party with the Brisbane City Council. Various pop-up establishments and food trucks set up shop to feed and serve the eager guests.



It was an event honouring everything Irish from the food, to the beer, to the band, to the activities and giveaways. Party-goers were mostly dressed in green, the day’s official color.

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Guests above 18 years old toasted and cheered to a bottle or pint of Kilkenny, Magners, Guinness. Entertainment was provided by these line-up of performers:

  • Barley Shakes
  • Limerick
  • The Gathering
  • The Munster Bucks
  • Scoil Ard Rince Irish Dancers
  • Queensland Irish Pipe Band

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St. Patrick’s Day, also known as St. Paddy’s Day, is celebrated anywhere in the world where there are Irish or Irish descendants. Aside from the party at Finn McCool’s, Brisbane also had a street parade featuring 80 floats to highlight Irish heritage.