Yamba Bowling Club employee Debbie Booth, protects her black beer from fellow workers Allan Body and Barry Wiseman
Yamba Bowling Club employee Debbie Booth, protects her black beer from fellow workers Allan Body and Barry Wiseman

To be sure, it?s St Patrick?s Day



IT'S that day of the year again, when people say 'to be sure' and the bread gets dyed green.

When people drink the dark, bitter Irish brew like it's going out of fashion in the hope they can be the next proud owner of a Guinness hat or pair of board shorts.

When people pay homage to their Irish heritage, or if they have none, celebrate anyway.

This year there will be a number of options for St Patrick's Day punters around the Clarence Valley.

Downriver, people can form teams of four and play barefoot bowls at the Yamba Bowling Club between 4pm and 6pm.

They are encouraged to wear green and get into the Irish spirit, with plenty of green beer and Guinness on offer.

The Royal Tavern in Grafton will have Irish dancers, a pipe band and Irish stew for an authentic feel, while Roches Hotel will be playing Irish tunes and have a special 'Sporting Paddy' duo.

A happy St Patrick's Day to all, to be sure.

? Emma Cornford.



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