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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and His children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, Peter Murphy Trustee of the PGIL, Paula Farquharson Director of the PGIL and pupils from the Académie de Musique ‘Fondation Prince Rainier III de Monaco’: Anaïd Conquet, Aksel Castel-Branco, Taisiya Giesmann and Léa Kamoun.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit - Happy St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is Ireland's National Day and is celebrated on March 17th around the world by the country's diaspora and by those who love Ireland. Best known as the feast day for the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to Ireland, the day has evolved into a celebration of Irish heritage and a showcase for the talent of musicians, marching bands, dancers and the list goes on.
17th March - Open day
All are welcome to visit and discover Princess Grace's personal collection of books and music. We will have music playing all day and Irish films to play on demand. Soak up the ambiance and enjoy St Patrick's Day surrounded by Irish culture and literature. Peruse our beautiful facsimile of the Book of Kells - a medieval Irish manuscript from the 9th century, which is on permanent display in Dublin.
You can also enjoy our temporary photo exhibition of the 2021 visit to Ireland by HSH Prince Albert II, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Highlights include the welcome by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, a visit to the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) and Trinity College Dublin, where a frieze was unveiled with the name of Prince Albert II as a benefactor of Trinity College Dublin.
Children can enjoy our decorated room for St Patrick's Day, where they can have fun colouring, reading and listening to Irish music.
Keep an eye out for the Palace lit up in green!
16th March - concert by personal invitation only (due to limited capacity)
A musical performance by students from L'Académie de Musique Rainier III will take place at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco on Wednesday 16th March 2022, the day before St Patrick's Day.
So that everyone can enjoy the music and singing by these talented young pupils, the event will be filmed and a replay made available soonest.