The patron saint of Ireland gathered many people in Santa Ponsa, who enjoyed performances, activities, food and crafts. | L. BECERRA


In 2006, the Irish broadcaster RTE posted an article onto its website.

The opening sentence read: "If Santa Ponsa did not exist, Ireland's holiday culture would have had to create it". The Irish didn't create Santa Ponsa as it was, by the start of the 1970s, already a thriving resort, but the Irish connection was made in that decade and largely due to tour operator Joe Walsh.

Santa Ponsa is Mallorca's centre for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. For this year's event, Calvia town hall will be handing out green-and-white bracelets and shamrock-shaped pins.

There will be live entertainment - music and dance - children's activities, artisan market and plenty of food and drink. And you would never guess that the food and drink might include Dublin Coddle and Guinness.


  • 10am: DJ Ilana Kory
  • 1pm: In Talamh
  • 4pm: Academia Top Dance
  • 5pm: Mick & Sinead from Finnegan's Magaluf
  • 6pm: Raggle Taggle Gypsies
  • 7pm: Alejandra Burgos
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Dates and location:
  1. 17/03/2024 at at Gran Via Puig de Galatzó Finalizado