It’s not a trip to Ireland in March if there are no St. Patrick’s Day festivities planned. All of the below activities are free and are a good way to see a lot of the city at its most vibrant.
The St. Patrick’s Festival runs from 14th to 17 March and not all of the events take place on the day itself.
The city goes green in recognition of the Nation’s favourite holiday at 4pm every day from the 14th to the 17th. The city’s most iconic buildings including Blarney Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College are all turned a jubilant shade of green as the sun goes down.
The most boisterous event of the month takes place, of course, on Monday 17th March at 12pm. The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade adopts a new theme each year – 2014’s is ‘Let’s make history’ and will be animated by Ireland’s leading pageant companies who will show off their most wondrous creatures and shows.
The parade begins on Parnell Square and ends at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Along the way it follows Dame St, Lord Edward St, Christchurch Cathedral and Patrick St and is a free event.
On Saturday March 15, the streets will be heaving with artists and performers putting on shows of every kind. Jugglers, comedians and musicians alike will ignite the excitement spark and be a real showcase of Irish talent. The performances take place all over the city centre and appeal to all people of all ages.