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March 16, 2011

St Patrick’s Day 2011 in Cape Town: Table Mountain to go green

table mountain lights

See Table Mountain light up in green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, from 20h00 on March 17, 2011. Photo courtesy dkeats

Various St Patrick’s Day 2011 celebrations will be held in Cape Town on Thursday, March 17. Table Mountain will be illuminated with green lights in the evening, in recognition of the work done by Irish charities in the Mother City, as well as to commemorate the links between Ireland and Cape Town.

It is fitting that these celebrations take place on a Thursday, which has become the official “Vote for Table Mountain” day. Table Mountain has been shortlisted as a New7Wonder of Nature, but needs your vote if it is to achieve this status. You can play your part by sending the word “TABLE” via cellphone text message to 34874, or by casting your vote online.

For good reasons why you should vote for Table Mountain, read the blog on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway website.


The Dubliner Lounge on Long Street will host Cape Town’s biggest St Patrick’s Day party, from 11h00 on Thursday to 04h00 the next morning. There will be live music from 18h00 and Guiness on tap throughout. Entrance to this party is free.

For more information, visit the Dubliner’s Facebook page.

The Twankey Bar at the Taj Hotel in Wale Street will also host St Patrick’s Day celebrations from 11h00 on Thursday, also with live music. For more information, phone +27 (0)21 819 2000.

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