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Be Irish for a day and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day like a local

Be Irish for a day and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day like a local

St. Patrick’s Festival was established in the mid nineties to showcase Ireland and all we have to offer and to show international visitors how we enjoy our own national day. From film and music to sport and craic, Ireland is the only place to be from the 14-18 March.

And if you want to know exactly what’s going on or you need a helping hand – that’s us. If there’s a party on the go, we’ll know all about it. So exactly what are the things to do for St. Patrick’s festival and what makes this so much different than any other party in Ireland? Glad you asked that….

The festival was established to give the locals a voice. What once was just a parade is now a creative opportunity for people all over Ireland to contribute to the music, song, dance, sport and so much more.

This year’s main festival is a whopping 5 days event which coincides with the year of the Gathering and is expected be the biggest Festival ever. In the spirit of getting people involved this year St. Patrick’s Festival have added The Peoples Parade inviting more than 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! WOW.


The main parade forms an integral part of proceedings and meanders through cities throughout Ireland on the big day itself – 17 March. Bands, acts and culture from all over the world turn a little green for the day and join in this traditional and fun-filled procession through our cities.

Other events include treasure hunts, band & street performances, beer festivals, funfairs and much more. And with every pub and restaurant full of revellers, the atmosphere in our cities on these days is incredible! No matter what city you’re heading to – Dublin, Cork, Galway or Clare you will have an amazing time.


Check out the full event listings here – Dublin , Cork  and Galway.

All festival events are within easy walking distance of our hostels in Dublin, Cork and Galway City. The only place to stay is with Celtic Group Hostels – HURRY get booking now for 2014 – space fills up really fast…… Book Now.

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