St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dublin
We are so looking forward to welcoming visitors to our guesthouse in Dublin for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic few days. Dublin will come alive this weekend with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Of course, this is not just centered on Dublin but all around Ireland and in fact, the world. Everyone seems to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
As St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday this year – the festivities kick off this Friday the 14th for a long weekend of activities. At 11am on the 14th take In the Footsteps of St. Patrick’s Walking Tour or at 4.30pm, get ready for an outdoor Festival Céilí with plenty of traditional music and dancing. Then, at 6pm, Dublin’s iconic buildings turn green to mark the day.
On Saturday and Sunday throughout Dublin, there is a plethora of activities for the whole family. Young children may enjoy Dabbledoo Music at the Little Museum of Dublin on Saturday. There is a celebration of Irish Craft Brewing, Irish Whiskey and Irish Artisan Food inside the CHQ building on the Docklands at the IFSC (International Financial Services Centre). There’s a 5K Road Race, comedy, music and street performances. At the City Assembly House, The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club has put together a unique exhibit Dublin ‘Then and Now’ with works of art that celebrate the city of Dublin over the last 250 years.
Of course Monday the 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! We will be ensuring that any visitors to our guesthouse in Dublin enjoy an extravagant breakfast (including a Full Irish of course!) before heading off to enjoy the day’s festivities. The parade kicks off at 12 noon, beginning on Parnell Square and continuing onto O’Connell Street over O’Connell Bridge (for the parade route or to download a map, click here). The theme for the parade this year is “Let’s Make History” and it promises to be as colourful and exuberant as previous years.
Throughout the city, there will be plenty of restaurants serving up the traditional bacon and cabbage – if you want to cook your own – check out the Bord Bia website for a recipe – Bacon and Cabbage.
For a full listing of all the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – go to the St. Patrick’s Festival site. For anyone visiting our guesthouse in Dublin this weekend, simply enquire at reception for event and activity recommendations.