The luck of the Irish... and Scottish

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The luck of the Irish... and Scottish
A Scottish pub will be hoping the luck of the Irish is with it when it attempts to break two UK records to mark this year’s St Patrick’s Day.

The Three Sisters in Edinburgh’s Cowgate is hoping to sell more than 13,200 pints of Guinness and 6,600 pints of Magners to smash two UK records this Sunday.

The pub is opening its doors at 7am and is also drafting Irish celebrities Shane Lynch from Boyzone, comedy Hip-Hop duo the Rubberbandits and Catchphrase presenter, Roy Walker, to help in the mammoth task to shift the 150 kegs of Guinness and 75 kegs of Magners.

Donal Hurrell, general manager at The Three Sisters, said: “Edinburgh is one of the best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day outside of Ireland, so I’m confident we can easily beat the UK records.”

The current record for the most pints of Guinness sold stands at just over 10,000 and this was achieved by The Three Sisters at last year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The pub is also offering a “recovery trolley” for those who take up the offer of a “superdorm” for the night, with bacon rolls and pints for that ‘hair of the dog’ kick-start to the day, delivered straight to their door.

Meanwhile, in Ireland, foreign affairs minister Eamon Gilmore has urged revellers to take it easy this weekend​, to avoid the country being tainted with the same old brush.

Rest assured, Snifter will be having a typically responsible St Paddy’s day...

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