St Patrick's Day Celebrations
St Patrick's Day is a unique national day. It is celebrated throughout the world, by people who aren’t even Irish, and in England is more popular than St George’s Day.
Whilst heading to your local Irish bar enables you to join celebration, there’s only one place to go to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – and that’s Ireland to see how they do it!
Across the country on 17th March, towns and cities come alive with parties, parades and celebrations to create a unique holiday experience you will never forget.
It goes without saying that the number one St Patrick’s spot is the fair city of Dublin. Help turn the River Liffey a sea of green by joining the crowds who flock to bustling Temple Bar on this special day and sing along to classic Irish and folk songs.
Make sure you head to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin’s number one attraction plus landmarks including Ha’penny Bridge and of course St Patrick’s Cathedral. There’s so much to see and do in Dublin, which makes it a great destination for a short break.
Equally Belfast is a great destination for a St Patrick’s break. As well as joining the celebrations you can head to the historic dockyard and the award-winning Titanic Belfast experience to learn more about the tragic maiden voyage of this historic cruise liner where it was built.
For more traditional celebrations make sure your break includes an excursion to historical town Wexford, which hosts what is believed to be the oldest parade in Ireland featuring over 100 floats and marching groups.
Donegal’s parade in Letterkenny is also a spectacle not to be missed whilst Killarney’s hosts one of the biggest and colourful in the Southwest of the country.
A visit to Ireland is a heart-warming experience, made all the more special on Paddy’s Day!