It is a tradition that the School's Rugby Cup Final is held on St. Patrick's Day. In 2005 the finalists were Royal Belfast Academical Institution and their regular combatants Methodist College Belfast. Despite a 10-0 score line in MCB's favour at half-time, RBAI came out fighting in the second half to peg the boys in blue to a ten point tally and added 12 hard fought points of their own to claim victory. This match was keenly watched in my local pub 'Cutters Warf' on live TV. Hopefully this picture gives some sense of the atmosphere.
Guinness is a Irish brand with a global market penetration. Wherever you are in the world you will probably find an Irish pub and that usually means 'We Serve Guinness'. You should be aware of and beware the Guinness you drink! Those who have the taste for the real thing, brewed in Ireland, can confirm that the black stuff served off the shores of our small island is, at best, imitation. Sample a pint of Guinness in Ireland and you will never touch a drop anywhere else! Now isn't that a very good reason to make the trip to Ireland.
Go into any bar, be it a pub, wine bar or cafe-bar buy a beer or whatever you want to wet your whistle with, relax, chill out and enjoy yourself.
It is compulsory behaviour and you will meet a weird awray of wee old men etc. Its a lot of fun and the best way to relax in the city.