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6 Ways to Celebrate an ‘Irish True’ St. Patrick’s Day [COMPETITION]

St Patrick’s Day is here this week, and to celebrate the Irish tradition, we’ve teamed up with Tullamore DEW, Tullamore D.E.W, the only triple distilled, triple blend, triple matured (the good ole Power of 3) Irish whiskey, to offer our readers something spectacular to win (keep in mind, you have the luck of the Irish on your side).

We’ll be giving away a Tummalore D.E.W family pack containing a bottle of the Tullamore D.E.W. original, the Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old, the Tullamore D.E.W. 14 Year Old, and the Tullamore D.E.W. 15 Year Old. Epic.

Details on how to enter are at the end of the article, but before we get into that, let’s just ensure you know exactly how to spend this Friday; so, here are 6 ways to enjoy your St Patrick’s Day:

1. Take the day off

Start by taking the day off to celebrate with your friends and family. Even the tiny Caribbean Island of Montserrat celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in honour of the proud mutineers of Irish slaves who fought a failed rebellion against their colonial masters on 17 March 1768.

Ever since, in true Irish spirit, St. Patrick’s Day has been a public holiday on Montserrat – the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. There are only two countries in the world where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday: Ireland and Montserrat.

Try the Montserrat, a cocktail created by Tullamore D.E.W.*

2. ‘Have the craic’

Craic pronounced ‘Crack’ is a Gaelic word, with no exact English translation. Put simply, having the craic is having a good time or a laugh.

You don’t have to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day parade to enjoy the craic. One way is to visit your favorite bar, screaming with character and soul, where you share great memories and a glass of Tullamore D.E.W. with great friends.

3. Share a Toast

Saint Patrick and his monks began complementing oral storytelling with writing. This tradition now remains in the blood of the Irish and many practice storytelling and other verbal arts in pubs. Toasting is a big part of Irish culture, it should speak from the heart and is meant to be shared with those most important to you.

So, gather your mates, buy a round of Tullamore D.E.W., belt out your own toast or use ours below for St. Patrick’s Day.

“Glasses up to
The Irish saints
And to those who’s
Hearts are
Never faint
Glasses up to keeping
Your head
When those about you
Play fools instead
So don the green
And a drop of
The pure
Now that’s
Irish True
Of that you can be sure”

4. Watch some Gaelic sport

An Irish true St. Patrick’s Day experience is not just about the parades, but it’s also about Gaelic sport. Many Irish people will visit Croke Park in Dublin, which has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years and is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

5. Listen to live music

If you’re not lucky enough to be on a trip of a lifetime to Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day, you can still embrace the Irish True spirit by surprising your friends with tickets to your favourite band – as being Irish means you enjoy the good things in life.

Traditional Irish music is at the heart of the Irish culture and history. In Ireland many pubs organise live music sessions. As well, there are often St. Patrick’s night ‘Ceilis’ in local town halls.

If you can’t find any live music, throw a St. Patrick’s Day party your way. Create some Mayhem for all the Irish saints and for those whose hearts are never faint. Take over your entire street, tempt your neighbours, and pass around the Tullamore D.E.W. for a night of pure love and havoc.

6. Drink Irish whiskey

St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be authentic without a ‘drop of the hard stuff’. Take a leaf out of St. Patrick’s book, who in myth is said to have encouraged Irishmen to have a ‘drop of the hard stuff’, by enjoying a glass of Tullamore D.E.W.

Cool, so how do I enter?

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Email competitions@menstuff.co.za with your name, contact details, and age, and answer the following two questions:

“What does D.E.W in Tullamore D.E.W stand for?” and “Tullamore D.E.W is said to have the Power of 3 that makes it three times better than other Irish Whiskeys. What are the three elements of the Power of 3?”.

A winner will be chosen from the entries at 17:00 on 17 March. Winners will be notified via email on 17 March, 17:00. Winners are only eligible if they are 18 years old or older. T&Cs applyThe winner will receive their pack during the week of W/C 20 March.

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