St. Patrick’s Day may be celebrated around the world, but only in Dublin do Paddy’s Day celebrations extend into a week-long celebration.
Though every pub will surely celebrate Paddy’s Day in its own style, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival team has lined up some awesome activities over five Dublin days and nights.
Starting on Thursday, March 15, the Luminarium at the Docklands will open to visitors for just €7 per person. On Friday, March 16 a Fun Fair will set up residence at Merrion Square with tickets for rides priced between €1.50 and €3.
On Paddy’s Day itself (March 17) a wild and wonderful (and totally free) parade will wind down Dame Street and up O’Connell Street, but if you need something a little more active head up to Earlsfort Terrace to participate in the giant Céilí Mór dance party complete with traditional music.
Register early for the Denny Treasure Hunt taking place across the city on March 18, and wind down the week with some family fun at the Denny Big Day Out on Monday, March 19 (a national holiday in Ireland.)
If you’re traveling from outside of Ireland to join in the St. Patrick’s Day fun, beware—you won’t be alone. Dublin attracts over one million people for this national holiday.