Shillelaghs, shamrocks and shenanigans, it’s a day to eat, drink and be Irish – the world famous Hurstmere Hooley is on in Takapuna again for St Patrick’s Day –  Thursday March 17th. Once again, in the traditions of St Paddy, it’s going to be huge on Hurstmere Road!

For a seventh consecutive year Takapuna strip’s top bars – Led by the Shore’s leading Irish Pub Florrie McGreal’s – are getting together on St Paddy’s Day to celebrate and fondly toast the Patron Saint of Ireland.

As has become the popular tradition, on the big day for the main event, the entire footpath outside Florrie McGreal’s and neighbouring pubs the Elephant Wrestler and O’Blankenberge has been designated as The Green Zone, the perfect place for a Hurstmere Hooley.

With the effort they go to it is no wonder that this area is home to the most popular bars and eateries on the Shore. A special Irish menu has been created in all three establishments for this very special day.

Festivities on Thursday 17th will kick off at Florrie McGreal’s with a traditional Irish breakfast starting at 8am. Live entertainment starts at 3pm on a specially erected stage, and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening with contemporary and traditional Irish bands performing with Irish dancers. It will be a massive hooley once again through until 10pm when the festivities will continue inside Florrie McGreal’s and The Elephant Wrestler.

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