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St Patrick’s Day Parade and Events

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Loads of things happening around Dublin & Galway for St Patrick’s week! Make sure to catch some (or all) of these:

People’s Parade in Dublin

Fly your flag for Ireland, put green jersey on and make sure to add good dose of face paint! This is first year people’s parade is organized so make sure not to miss it! The parade starts at noon on Parnell Square, snaking its way up O’Connell Street, down Westmoreland Street, Dame Street, and Lord Edward Street, before passing Christchurch Cathedral and finishing just after St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Even if you are very late sleeper, you will still be able to make your way from Barnacles Temple Bar to Dame street in time for it, it is less than 20 seconds walk from us!

Craft Beer Village

There is more to Ireland than Guinness!  Check out some of the alternatives at the Irish Craft Beer Village on Georges Dock (March 14th – 18th). There will be live music and delicious artisan food stalls. You can find out more about the festival here: http://www.irishfest.ie

Croke Park tour

No visit to Dublin is complete without visit to Croke park, world famous stadium and the hallowed ground for Irish Gaelic games. The All-Ireland Football and Hurling Senior Club Championship are on St Patrick’s Day, and promise a great atmosphere and cracking display of GAA skills! No clue what any of this words meant? Have a look at the handy info graphic about hurling here.

Have a green pint

Well you have to have a pint to toast Irelands Patron Saint while you are in Ireland! Across the road from Barnacles Temple Bar is Mercentile Bar & Grill who are giving handy discounts to our guests. And Busker Browns in Galway has a free pint with a meal deal cards available at reception.  Make sure to have a look at recommended pubs section in Dublin and Galway!

Spot green buildings around the town

It won’t be just pints of beer that will be turning green! Make sure to spot all green buildings as well! This is handy guide of all buildings going green this St Patrick’s Day!

Parade in Galway

This is 100th Year anniversary of Galway’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and it promises to be a big one! Galway parade will feature an exciting mix of marching bands, local community groups, dancing groups, pipe bands and local business floats. With groups coming from all over the world, expect the streets to burst into life as the centre of the city is set to become transformed by a riot of colour and sound.

Paddywhackery

 

One day a year it is perfectly acceptable  and even encouraged to wear everything green, put green wig on, add some oversized shamrock sunglasses and funny hats! Use this opportunity and go a bit mad :)

 

 

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