Sunday, March 13, 2016

How to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin

If you are one of the over 100,000 visitors coming from all around the world to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin or if you are Irish and are looking to celebrate St Patrick's Day by doing something different, then you are in the right place. I have compiled a list of some really cool events that are taking place in Dublin over St Patrick's weekend. Now traditionally people associate St. Patrick's Day with a lot of alcohol being consumed throughout the day but for me this is only part of St. Patrick's Day. Yes St. Patrick's Day is the time to celebrate being Irish but it is also a time to celebrate our culture and history.

So first things first, The Parade.

The Parade starts at midday in Parnell Square and continues down O'Connell Street, over O'Connell bridge, up Westmoreland Street, across College Green continuing along Dame Street, Lord Edward Street, turning onto Nicholas Street and ending at St Patrick's Cathedral. So if you are anywhere along this route, you will see the parade but bear in mind the parade is very long and will last a couple of hours from start to finish. The parade route gets very busy so you might want to get your space early.

Celebrating St Patricks Day at the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse are celebrating St Patrick's Day from March 16th-20th, with a daily ceili, food, marching bands and live music topped off with a pint of the black stuff.

GAA All-Ireland Club Championship Finals

If you are inviting Ireland especially for St Patrick's Day, you might want to take the opportunity to see our national sports in all their glory at GAA Headquarters.

Visit the President

On Saturday March 19th, there will be free guided tours of the Presidents residence, Aras an Uachtarain in the Phoenix Park. Tickets are free and are issued on a first come first served basis.

See the Plough & The Stars

When Sean O'Caseys play was first performed in the Abbey Theatre in 1926 there were riots. Now returning to the Abbey Theatre 90 years later to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising when it was set.

Follow in St. Patrick's Footsteps

Take a walking tour around Dublin to discover the truth behind St.Patrick. This tour finishes in the beautiful St. Patricks Cathederal.

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