Where to enjoy St. Patrick’s day in Ireland?

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. On this day St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, is celebrated. So it’s a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland and unofficially in Northern Ireland. The Irish celebrate with a parade in honour of St. Patrick all over the country, but the best parade takes place in its capital, Dublin. Many countries now also hold St.Patrick Day celebrations.

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The festival lasts five days and many people attend, we’re talking about more than 675,000! Shamrocks, leprechauns and Irish flags are filling the streets. In other words, everything is dyed green. People dress in green, drink beer and attend the parades. Particularly striking is the amount of beer consumed, because if we compare the 5.5 million pints of Guinness that can be taken on a normal day, with 13 million on St. Patrick’s day, the figure is crazy!
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This year the St. Patrick’s Festival of Dublin will take place in March from 15th-19th. During that time different events will take place for the duration of the weekend some of which include, parades, music, dance, art, and performances. Crowds from all over Ireland and abroad will travel to Dublin to join in on the energetic, artistic festivities. 

However, i0n Cork the celebration will commence on the 16th of March to the 18th at 1:00 pm. The parade starts on 17th in the city centre. In addition to that various different events take place in Cork. Irish music & dance, tours/walks, art and lots of fun.  It begins on the South Mall to Grand Parade, along St. Patricks’s Street and ending at Merchant’s Quay.

The theme of the parade this year is ‘Democracy for all- 100 years of the Vote for Women’. Join if you want to see a carnival of colours, music, and comic fun!

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So, if you really want to experience this festival, don’t hesitate, Ireland is the place to be to enjoy this special and unique day. You will have the chance to revel in Celtic shows, live music, parties and drink lots of green beer! But many small towns and villages also host their own parades.

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