Enjoy Paddy’s day like a local -visit St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin
Ireland’s national day is now a four day long party. 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, Dublin is the only place to be from the 16-19 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 in this city, 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. The St Patrick’s Festival kicks off with a ceili held in St Stephens green on the 16th of March. A couple of hours dancing around the streets of Dublin and you’re one step closer to Riverdance!
The parade still forms an integral part of proceedings and meanders through Dublin on the big day itself. 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 city. This year’s theme will explore the wonder and curiosity of science. A selection of science-related questions that children may ask have been explored by Ireland’s leading pageant companies who each will present their imaginative, colourful and thought provoking creations on the day itself. Questions like ‘why do our senses work?’ will be answered in style by some of Ireland’s most creative brains.
Other events in Dublin include treasure hunts, band & street performances, beer festivals, funfares and much more. And with every pub and restaurant full of revellers, the atmosphere in the city on these days is incredible!
All festival events are in easy walking distance of our hostels in Dublin, the only place to stay is with Celtic Group Hostels – HURRY get booking now for 2013 – space fills up really fast…… Book Now
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