Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 452

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations The island is perhaps famous for its Irish Carib inhabitants as Irish have settled here since the 1600’s. This of course means that the island hosts St. Patrick’s Day with more raucous Irish celebrations than anywhere else in the Caribbean. Photo Credit: EllieExplores Diving Between MORE HISTORY: The slaves in Montserrat planned an uprising for 17th March, 1768, in an attempt to grasp freedom from the bonds of their slave masters. The plot was discovered, and the ‘ringleaders’ cruelly punished. St Patricks Week of Activities remembers their sacrifice, and the heritage which has been passed down from generation to generation through the ages, and which makes Montserrat and its people unique. ©www.visitmontserrat.com Redonda Island and the Reefs As well as the new reefs which are forming around the island thanks to the magma which has flowed into the waters over the last 20 years, the waters were already home to some older reef so a very wide diversity of marine life can be seen. These are best seen by diving in the waters between the Island of Montserrat and the Antiguan island of Redonda located to the northwest.