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5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

There is no better place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than in Ireland. Every city, town and village on March 17th will produce fantastic festivals that all the family will enjoy. With every parade as unique as the next, it is hard to choose which to attend, but here are my 5 best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day.

Dublin City

St Patrick’s Day festival in Dublin City runs from the 15th to 19th March and is a spectacular event. There is so much going on from street theatre, treasure hunts and a huge Céilí to free workshops, guided history walks and live entertainment. Organisations from all over the world travel to Ireland to take part in the Dublin parade, which is an extraveganza of floats, bands and dance that will amaze you!

5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

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Armagh and Downpatrick

Home of St Patrick’s Festival runs for 10 days from 9th to 17th March and is a festival dedicated to the achievements of the patron saint of Ireland around themed events including walks, talks, plays, music, dance, song and endless fun-filled activities. Interestingly, Armagh has two cathedrals that bear St Patrick's name in celebration of his life, legacy and mission.

5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

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Cork City

Cork’s St Patrick’s Day parade runs from 16th to 18th March where the streets of the city turn into a carnival of fun-filled days with street music, circus walkabouts, street entertainment and workshops all accumulating towards an amazing parade that promises to be the best to date!

5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

Galway City

Galway’s St Patrick’s Day on March 17th is deemed to be one of the best in Ireland.  This year the city is set to showcase Galway and the West of Ireland’s rich gastronomic culture. It will be a day filled with spectacular colour, live music, vintage carousel, children’s entertainment and a city party like no other!

5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

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Belfast City

St Patrick’s Day Carnival and Parade on the March 17th sees the City Hall, St George’s Market and Custom House Square awash with green. This spectacular parade is filled with professional and amateur performers, musicians and dancers. There is a free outdoor concert, with various entertainments including traditional, pop and multicultural music.

5 of the best places in Ireland to enjoy St Patrick’s Day

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Top Tip: Make sure to have your B&B accommodation secured before you arrive at any of the St Patrick’s Day festival events throughout Ireland as large crowds are always expected.

Posted: 05 Mar 2018 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

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