Every year on the 17th of March, around the world the Irish and also those who are simply Irish at heart celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
The day is celebrated in many different ways worldwide, with events each year becoming more innovative than the next.A spectacular sight is the Chicago River which is dyed green in St Patrick’s honour and in Dubai, the Burg Al Arab is turned green at night creating a truly stunning sight. These may be magnificent displays, but really, what could be better than celebrating St Patrick’s Day in the city of Dublin?
Take a look at our top tips on how to celebrate this holiday in the city.St Patrick’s ParadeOn St Patrick’s Day (17th March) join in with the crowd’s lining the streets of the city to watch the fantastic parade. Crowds can exceed 500,000 and the paradeis broadcasted onto numerous major TV networked in Ireland and other parts of the world. Today theparade followed the theme of ‘Imagine If’ which reflects the youth of Ireland and their impact on the future.Guinness StorehouseVisit one of Dublin’s top city attractions and sample a pint of the famous black stuff. Over the St Patrick’s festival, the store house is putting on a number of exciting events including live music and lots of opportunities to jig the night away.Enjoy the greening of the citySee the famous landmarks of the beautiful city as you have never seen them before – lit up in green to celebrate the national holiday. Building’s that are participating include Trinity College, City hall and the famous Temple Bar.Guided city toursWhat better way to discover the beautiful sites and history of the city, than to go on a guided walking tour. Guided tours can include culture, arts, architecture or if this is not your thing you can even follow a pub trail sampling the delights of Irish beverages along the route.Spend an evening in Temple BarReally get into the swing of the St Patrick’s festivities and spend an evening in one of the most famous areas in Dublin, Temple Bar. Known for its busy and lively atmosphere, the venueson offerwill give you a true taste of Irish hospitality including live music and lots of dancing.The HolidayIf you fancy taking a trip to Dublin, to experience this great city and all it has to offer, take a look at our fantastic offers here.