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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2018 by saving £100 on your Anglo Welsh booking.

We’ll also give you 8 cans of Guinness and a pot of chocolate coins!

Anglo Welsh may be based on the waterways of England and Wales, but like most fun-loving people we love to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Boisterous parades, Gaelic marching bands, whole families doing Irish jigs, leprechauns in shamrock hats, Guinness on tap - it really is one of the most infectious events of the year.

To celebrate one of the world’s most popular festivities, Anglo Welsh is offering £100 off all new bookings* made and paid for before March 17th, St Patrick’s Day, regardless of the actual dates you choose for your canal holiday in 2018.

And as an additional touch of Irish-themed hospitality, we’ll welcome you on board your Anglo Welsh narrowboat with 8 complimentary cans of Guinness and a yummy pot of gold chocolate coins.

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you probably think of dark beer, ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ t-shirts, and everybody talking about how Irish they suddenly are. But what do you know about the holiday’s origins, or the saint it celebrates?

St. Patrick, considered the patron saint of Ireland, was actually born in Roman Britain, sometime in the late 300s AD. That’s right, Patrick wasn’t Irish! Folklore also tells of Patrick banishing all the snakes from Ireland, but in fact, there were never any snakes on the island to begin with. However, he may be the one responsible for popularizing the shamrock. According to legend, Patrick used it to teach the Irish the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity.

St. Paddy’s Day started as a religious celebration in the 17th century to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. This ‘Feast Day’ always took place on the anniversary of Patrick’s death, which was believed to be March 17, 461 AD. In the early 18th century, Irish immigrants took the tradition over to the American colonies, and it was there that Saint Patrick started to become the symbol of Irish heritage and culture that he is today

In 1903, Feast Day became a national holiday in Ireland, and over time it transformed into what is now called St. Patrick’s Day. These days, St. Paddy’s Day is so popular it’s thought to be celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. What was once a calm day of going to mass, watching a parade, and eating a meal with your family has transformed into the biggest party in the world!

Whether you toast your good fortune with Guinness or Irish coffee, Anglo Welsh invites you to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style with £100 off your holiday booking. And don’t forget you’ll also get 8 cans of Guinness and a pot of yummy chocolate coins when you step on board.

Book your narrowboat holiday online or call the Anglo Welsh Booking Team on 0117 304 1122 and quote ‘St Patrick’s’ to secure your £100 saving before March 17th.

*For new bookings only, subject to availability. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Only available on Anglo Welsh Boats. Offer expires 17th March 2018. Offer includes 8 x 440ml cans of Guinness and a pot of gold chocolate coins. Terms and conditions apply.