Looking to celebrate your Irish roots to the fullest? Look no further and book your ticket immediately for the St. Patrick’s Festival. Although it might be a bit late for this year, it isn’t too early to plan next year’s trip!
The St. Patrick’s Festival is a multi-day festival, from March 16th to March 19th, that shows off the best Dublin has to offer. There are multiple fair grounds, with all sorts of rides from roller coasters to carousels. The streets fill with music as traditional Irish bands play alongside local rock bands and philharmonics.
For lovers of beer there is no shortage of activities to choose from. Try out the “history of beer making” tour and sample an assortment of beers made in a traditional fashion. Or just spend your time at the beer festival tent where you can drink from both popular and more rare types of Irish brews.
You can hit the dance floor and try to learn traditional Irish dance while everyone is stamping the night away. There are informal dance classes where, if you hit the beer tent first, you might be able to overcome some of your inhibitions. Even better, you can say you are celebrating and learning to dance with a whole slew of other Irish born and bred folk.
The absolute best thing about the St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin is how well it showcases Irish culture and all it has to offer. There are comedians, actors, musicians, dancers and even an opportunity to catch up on Irish film. And that doesn’t even begin to touch upon the traditional Irish food and drink. Really, once you have been to this festival, there is no other way to celebrate St. Patrick.
And can you believe the festival is also kid friendly? There are plenty of activities geared towards kids, besides just the amusement park rides. You can try out the science activities, get a taste of Irish storytelling or join the architecture tour aimed at kids.
If you are traveling a long way, make a week-long trip out of this festival and explore a bit more of Ireland. For information on accommodation and transport you can always contact the Dublin tourist office, where everyone is quite helpful. Even if you are out at the last minute, they will do their best to find you a good deal!