Irish eyes were smiling
Monday 31st March 2014 08:39 News Posted by Lisa B
Will Griffin and Rick Osborn try pints of the black stuff.

Will Griffin and Rick Osborn try pints of the black stuff.

Lots of eyes were smiling in Glossop on Saturday and they weren’t all Irish.

Norfolk Square hosted its first St Patrick’s Day Festival and the place was packed with all things Irish, from a limerick wall to

CROCK OF GOLD: Emma, five, with the Leprechauns’ treasure.

CROCK OF GOLD: Emma, five, with the Leprechauns’ treasure.

Leprechauns,  crafts to Paddy’s Day cakes.

There were also bands, solo acts, Guinness and Gaelic coffee.

Paul Bohan and his friends from organisers ‘Good Things’ were smiling,  even though the festival made a £133 loss.

The cost of insuring the festival left it ‘in the red,’ despite around 3,000 people turning out.

Good Things were hoping to raise a few pounds for the Christmas lights switch on they will be staging in November.

“That will cost around £4,000,” said Paul.

“The only way to raise money for that is to hold lots of events.

“But the festival wasn’t all about raising money, and people had a good time.”

l We will publish more pictures next week, plus the winning limericks.

by David Jones