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mixed bag Licensees report that St Patrick's Day was a mixed success, largely because it fell on Monday ­ traditionally one of the quietest trading...

mixed bag Licensees report that St Patrick's Day was a mixed success, largely because it fell on Monday ­ traditionally one of the quietest trading days. Seamus Joyce, of Molly Malones in Twickenham, said: "This year, the celebration dragged on through Saturday, Sunday and Monday ­ and many people had run out of money by Monday. "We had around 380 people inside the pub and it only really started to get lively in the evening ­ we had no day business. "Next year, it should be really good." Alex Salussolia, managing director of Glendola Leisure, which runs the four Waxy O'Connor's outlets, denied the event was a disappointment. "We did fantastically well. We had strong days on Sunday and Monday and have shown some really good results. It was very difficult to prejudge, but it all worked out well in the end." Salussolia said at least 15 people entered the challenge to visit all four Waxys (London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham) in the shortest time. The winner will get a trip to the USA to see next year's St Patrick's Day in Boston. Guinness spokeswoman Liz Yonge added: "Normally, Monday is such a difficult night for the trade. And although we haven't got any specific figures yet, we are told that our promotions worked well.

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