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Get ready for St Patrick’s Day

Get ready for St Patrick‚€ôs Day
31 Oct 2014

St Patrick’s Day is one of the most exciting celebrations of the year and all over the world people partake in events to make the day more memorable. There is, however, one particular location which is especially worth a visit on March 17th and that is, of course, Dublin.

While St Patrick’s Day may be another few months away, it is highly advised that if you are planning a trip that you get it booked in as soon as possible as it really is the event of the year in the Irish capital.

The city celebrates not just for one day, but a whole four days are dedicated to honouring the Patron Saint of Ireland as the annual St Patrick’s Festival gets into full swing from March 14th. In fact, preparation is already underway for next year’s extravaganza, showing just how excited the Irish really do get about the event.

St Patrick’s Day Festival offers a fantastic programme full of free events that will keep people of all ages highly entertained including the world famous St Patrick’s Day Parade which draws upon a different theme each year and takes place on the day itself.

For those who are hoping to partake in the odd Irish whiskey or two should head down to Temple Bar on the eve of St Patrick’s Day as the whole cobbled streets are filled with party goers wearing fun, elaborate shamrock glasses and giant hats as they prepare to ring in midnight. The pubs of Temple Bar are also world famous in themselves and they offer a real Irish experience with live bands playing traditional Irish music while the drinks flow all night.

Of course, a trip to Dublin’s fair city would be incomplete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, situated up by St James’ Gate Brewery. It is a very fun and informative interactive experience in which you will learn all about how the ‘black stuff’ is made and the history of the company and brewery itself.

If there is one main piece of advice to give for visiting Dublin on St Patrick’s Day, or any other time of the year, it is to make sure you say “slainte” (pronounced ‘slauncher’) which means “cheers” in Irish.ADNFCR-408-ID-801757947-ADNFCR

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