What a great time to be in Montserrat. There are only two countries in the world that have a National Holiday on St Patrick's Day - Ireland and Montserrat! A week of activities and celebrations including an official 'pub crawl' (no - we didn't participate!), a freedom run and lots of concerts and shows lead up to the actual day. There is only one road in Montserrat so the sightseeing was easy - we took a bus and where the bus didn't run, we walked. On Saturday afternoon we caught a bus and went to Salem for the African Music Event. We were treated to a wonderful musical evening with the star turn (in our opinion) being the Zimbabwean group with their african harp, made from pumpkin, cow hide and fishing line. On Sunday we thumbed a lift to church at Lookout Point and celebrated the real start of the celebrations in St Patrick's church. What an amazing service with everyone dressed in green or the national Monserratian tartan with shamrock necklaces and orange, white and green ribbons in their hair. The singing was fabulous, the sermon memorable and the view from the church is probably the best view from any church in the Caribbean - if not the world. A brilliant time to visit the Other Emerald Isle.