IT'S a long way from the land of the leprechaun, but that did not stop a local community store from celebrating St Patrick's Day, this week.

The community shop at Bromsberrow displayed a few amusing items to celebrate Monday March 17, a big date in the Irish calendar.

Shop spokesperson, Jan Long said: "In store there were free samples of Irish soda bread and Leprechaun cakes to the delight of lucky customers."

Guinness was also enjoyed on Monday, "to toast the health of St Patrick and all the luck of the Irish!"