Lorca's Spanish leprechauns take over the city on St Patrick's Day!

What a 'craic'! St Patrick's Day is a famous day for Lorquians, when the local people celebrate all things Irish, including the famous leprechaun, a mythical man who keeps a pot of gold and lives at the end of the rainbow.

In celebration of the Christian victory in 1452 over the Moors in Lorca, the town's populace has enbraced the spirit and the Guinness of St Patrick's Day and dedicated their collegiate church to the Irish patron saint, who they have adopted as their own.

Costa Almeria Tours took to the streets to view the raising of the Irish and Spanish flags in the Plaza de Espana and continued up to the Fortress of the Sun on Lorca's special Irish Day.

The Collegiate church of San Patricio in Lorca viewed from the Town Hall balcony.

The Collegiate church of San Patricio in Lorca viewed from the Town Hall balcony.

A rather tall leprechaun joined us for the day. Thanks Ben and Barbara - at the top of the world in Lorca Castle, with the city view below

A rather tall leprechaun joined us for the day. Thanks Ben and Barbara - at the top of the world in Lorca Castle, with the city view below

Fabulous view from the Alfonso Tower at Lorca Castle -j ust 118 steps up, but we think it is worth it! See you next year on St Patrick's Day in Lorca with our "Secret Spain" Tour with Costa Almeria Tours. COMING NEXT: Astronomical special - discover the night sky with Costa Almeria Tours, huge telescopes, expert astronomer and candlelit dinner with transport to our "Secret Spain" cortijo with no light pollution to spoil your view of the starry, starry night. Not to be missed. Next date, Sunday, March 26th, no deposit necessary. Small group tour, maximum 10 people. See our website at http://www.costaalmeriatours.com/new-page-1/ For all our tours, booking now, please see www.costaalmeriatours.com Sny questions? Call Jackie on (0034) 646760389 or email us at info@costaalmeriatours.com

Fabulous view from the Alfonso Tower at Lorca Castle -j ust 118 steps up, but we think it is worth it! See you next year on St Patrick's Day in Lorca with our "Secret Spain" Tour with Costa Almeria Tours.

COMING NEXT: Astronomical special - discover the night sky with Costa Almeria Tours, huge telescopes, expert astronomer and candlelit dinner with transport to our "Secret Spain" cortijo with no light pollution to spoil your view of the starry, starry night. Not to be missed. Next date, Sunday, March 26th, no deposit necessary. Small group tour, maximum 10 people. See our website at http://www.costaalmeriatours.com/new-page-1/

For all our tours, booking now, please see www.costaalmeriatours.com

Sny questions? Call Jackie on (0034) 646760389 or email us at info@costaalmeriatours.com