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St Patrick's Party

79 days ago Fri 8th Mar 2019

St Patrick’s Party game is back on 23rd March for it's 18th year! 

This year, London Irish will play Doncaster Knights at the Madejski Stadium.

As well as the game, the St Patrick's Party Village will be open from 12pm to 2.30pm, and 4.45pm to 7pm. 

In the village:

  • Stage: BibleCode Sundays and Viv O'Gara Academy of Irish Dance pre-match, The Reels post-match
  • Tourism Ireland Food & Drink Festival
  • Guinness tent
  • London Irish merchandise unit
  • Bar 
  • Food outlets
  • Ice cream van
  • Pick n Mix
  • Sponsor activities
  • Face painting

Kids Zone in the North Stand concourse:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Rodeo Rugby Ball
  • Pole Joust
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Colouring

The event is set to be a try-umph! Click here to get your tickets 

Get there by bus

Save the hassle and cost of parking by travelling to the event by bus! We will be running the frequent R1 shuttles between Reading Station stop WS and the Madejski Stadium. If you are leaving Reading Station by the south exit, just turn right and walk down the hill to the stop. You can also get to the stop using Greyfriars Road, just off Friar Street - turn right by the Greyfriar Pub and the buses are right in front of you!

Buses run at frequent intervals from 11.30am until 2.45pm - this allows enough time to get to the match.  

Coming back from the match - buses run from 4.30pm from the Madejski Stadium (although we appreciate that most people will wait until a bit later to leave!) and run frequently until early evening. The last bus is at 8pm if there are still people around then!

buy from the driver - cash and contactless

   Single  Day return
 Adult  £2.50  £3.50
(under-19)  £1.50  £2

Concessionary passes

Concessionary passes are not valid on our rugby buses. 

Passes are still valid for travel on normal service buses on the rest of our network and we are offering a special £2 return to the match on the R1 shuttle - you must show a valid concessionary pass when boarding.

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