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The London Irish are having their annual St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday and want you to come

The London Irish hold their annual St Patrick’s Day party on Saturday at the Community Stadium in Brentford.

The Exiles will face Northampton in the Gallagher Premiership and they would like you to enjoy the celebration of the day.

Here are some of the details of the day that can be found on the London Irish website

BEFORE THE MATCH :

  • The London Irish Community team hold their St Patrick’s Day festival at Gunnersbury Park, with 74 U7-U10 children’s teams from local clubs taking part. If you’re in the area early, head to the road and cheer on the youngsters!
  • Bars, food stands and entertainment outside the stadium will open at 12 p.m., with doors opening at 1 p.m. Please note – there is no readmission. Once fans have entered the stadium through the turnstiles, they cannot exit and re-enter.
  • The new London Irish Fan Store will be open from 9.30am, selling a wide range of clothing and merchandise. The store is located on Stile Hall Parade (opposite the Leisure Center), about a minute’s walk from the stadium.
  • The supporters’ village outside the stadium will be divided into three locations: the west zone, the east zone and the activity zone. In addition to the supporters’ village outside the stadium, this year we are bringing the party inside the stadium! Fans can sit down and enjoy live music and in-bowl entertainment while the kick-off is being prepared. Here’s what you can expect in each area:

TICKETS:

  • Tickets are on sale from £25 for adults and £10 for children – book online here.
  • A group package is available in the West Stand, offering four tickets for just £50!
  • Group discounts are available for 10 or more adults, email [email protected]
  • All ticket prices increase by £3 on match day.
  • Match tickets can be emailed as PDF files that can be printed or viewed on your phone, or accessed through the London Irish app. Instructions for using the app are available here.

West sector:

  • Open from 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • 301 Bar – run by Topsy Ojo and Conor Gilsenan, with appearances from London Irish Legends!
  • Context bar
  • Paddy’s Fish & Chips
  • Fried chicken rooster
  • live music
  • Retail stall selling St Patrick’s Party t-shirts and other memorabilia

East sector:

  • Open from 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., and from the final whistle until 7 p.m.
  • 301 Bar (it’s true – there are two!)
  • Twelve and eight hot dogs
  • Mexican Seoul Korean Tacos
  • live music

Activity area:

  • Open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dodgems
  • inflatable obstacle course
  • rodeo rugby ball
  • Bouncy castle
  • Choose and mix
  • Milkshakes, hot drinks & soft drinks
  • Daddy’s beard
  • Pop corn
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: James Stokes of London Irish takes a break during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Leicester Tigers and London Irish at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium on March 12, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

In the bowl:

  • Open from 1 p.m.
  • The Reels will perform live in the bowl from 1-2 p.m. The Reels take traditional Irish classics and give them a modern twist – guaranteed to get you dancing!
  • The London Irish Community Choir will perform Fields of Athenry
  • T-shirts will be fired into the crowd by t-shirt cannons – see if you can catch one!
  • Fitzy’s Kitchen and Four Provinces Bar will serve a range of food and beverages in the halls, including Guinness, Grolsch, wine, pies, burgers, sweets and more. Please note that Brentford Community Stadium is a cashless stadium and only contactless payments will be accepted.

HALF-TIME

  • At half-time, fans will be treated to a performance by the brilliant Scoil Rince Céim Óir Irish Dancers
  • Our halftime competition – Kick Your Way To Cayman – will take place, and this time there will be a guaranteed winner! That’s right, someone will definitely win a trip to the Cayman Islands! If you want it to be you, click here to apply to participate.
  • Please note that Brentford Community Stadium is a non-smoking stadium. Fans will not be readmitted if they leave the floor to smoke.

AFTER THE GAME

  • After the full-time whistle, BibleCode Sundays will take the stage and perform live in the bowl until 7 p.m.
  • The stadium lobby bars will remain open until 7 p.m.
  • The supporters’ village outside the stadium in the East and West zones will be open until 7 p.m. The Activity Zone is only open before the game.
  • The Dugout bar will remain open until 8 p.m. The Dugout Bar is accessible via Gate B.
  • After the Dugout closes, why not visit one of our partner pubs in the area? Visit our dedicated pub partners page to find our recommended pubs and special offers for London Irish supporters!
  • If you plan to spend the night near the stadium, the Clayton Hotel Chiswick, official hotel partner of the London Irish, is a ten-minute walk from the stadium and offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a fitness room form and a bar-restaurant on site. London Irish members are entitled to a 15% discount on accommodation. Book by calling 020 8996 5200.
  • Another accommodation option is the Coach & Horses Pub on Kew Green. The Coach & Horses has 31 botanically-inspired boutique hotel rooms and is a stone’s throw from the BCS. London Irish supporters can save 10% when booking a room. Click here, select ‘business stay’ and use company code LIRISH.
  • For something a little more special, our official restaurant partner, Gaucho, has a restaurant just down the street in Richmond. Located on the bank of the River Thames, the Argentinian steakhouse serves up some of the best beef in the world as part of a larger menu, with an impressive wine selection to match. London Irish members are entitled to a 25% discount on their food bill by quoting ‘London Irish’ when booking via email [email protected] or by calling 020 3281 6682.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Parking is available by reservation with the Club’s parking partner, EST, at Chiswick Business Park (£15) or at the Citroen site on Capital Interchange Way (£20). Parking must be reserved in advance by clicking here.
  • If you are traveling by car from the Reading area, please note that the M4 will be closed eastbound between junctions 8/9 (Maidenhead) and 6 (Slough-Windsor).
  • If you are traveling by train, the South Western Railway lines in the Staines will be closed all weekend due to maintenance work. Click here for other affected routes.
  • A Park & ​​Ride service operates from Mereoak, Reading Station and Hazelwood for £10.50 per person. Book here.
  • If you need a taxi to get to the ground from somewhere in west London, London Irish supporters can get a 5% discount through their taxi partner Skyex by quoting London Irish when booking on 020 8578 1111.