Staff and residents at the award-winning Gibraltar Care Village celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style with a tea dance, Irish Scones and Guinness.
St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated on 17th March, has been celebrated since the fifteenth century with traditional feasting and dances.
Residents at Gibraltar Care Village, which was decorated in greens and shamrocks, enjoyed an afternoon of dancing before tucking into their Irish Scones which were made with blueberry jam.
They were also able to enjoy a glass of Guinness and Green Beer with their lunch, which went down a treat with most residents.
Activities Co-ordinator, Wendy Watkins, who organised the event said: “As ever it was good to see all the staff joining in with the residents while celebrating another successful event, particularly the kitchen staff who laid on a magnificent spread.
“At Gibraltar Care Village we try to ensure all residents are stimulated and holding events such as St Patrick’s Day is a fun way of getting them involved in fun.”
St Patrick’s Day marks the anniversary of the death of Patrick, who was initially kidnapped to Ireland as a slave, but later returned to the isle to spread Christian teachings.