It doesn’t matter if you have a secret desire to be Irish because every year beginning on March 14th in Dublin, you can make that secret known by grabbing yourself a cold one and attending the St. Patrick’s Festival! This years festival theme is focused on “the present” as part of its three year narrative of past, present and 2016’s future.
This VIDEO will give you a visual sense of the festivities.
Planning Your Visit:
- Egans Guesthouse is a three star guesthouse located in a quiet residential area about 9kms form Dublin airport and 2kms from the city centre.
- Ardmore Hotel situated between Dublin city centre and Dublin airport. Offers free WiFi access, free parking and a nice bar.
- Colette’s B&B is a warm Victorian home in Ranelagh just outside of Dublin city centre.
- Buswells Hotel is a charming, three star hotel located in the heart of Dublin City.
- The Beacon is a four star, romantic styled hotel with a bit of fun with its boutique and modern style.
- Merrion Square – one of Dublin’s grandest squares featuring three Georgian Houses, the Garden of Leinster House and two museums.
- Ardgillan Demesne – a public park with gorgeous coastline views.
- Green On Red – an art gallery showcasing 10-11 solo exhibitions.
- Casino Marino – is considered one of the 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe.
- Christ Church Cathedral – is Dublin’s oldest building and one of the highest visited tourist attractions. Almost 1,000 years old, it is known for not only its beauty but also for the 12 century crypt, one of the oldest in Ireland and Britain.
- Hidden Dublin Tours explores the real Dublin on foot to learn about the thousand year old city.
- If you like the band U2, there is a tour that’s offered known as the U2 Tour, which covers a history of the group in their hometown.
- For James Joyce readers, there is something called the James Joyce Centre, which is a walking tour covering information about the author’s life.
- Dublin’s Music Tour give a historical perspective of the different genres and styles of music that has been part of Ireland for generations.
Eat, Drink, Nightlife
- Kennedy’s is one of the oldest pubs located in the very centre of the city of Dublin.
- The House, a cafe, restaurant & bar where you can grab a good breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- The Goat Bar and Grill is a landmark pub located in the Goatstown Area of Dublin.
- D Two NightClub mixes it up with a range of music from classic to pop charts.
- Whisky Corner Bar & Restaurant serves whiskey tastings and provides an authentic Irish experience.
- The Mezz is a large bar featuring all kinds of great music from Jazz, Folk, Blues, Ska, Reggae, OpenMic, Soul, Salsa or Rock.
- Giddy Gally Adventures offer a range of Half & Full Day activities. Rock Climbing and Dalkey Quarry, a short train ride from Dublin to Glendalough.