With the long weekend finally upon us, its time to kick start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations! We have been looking at whats on in the capital and have selected a variety of exciting activities and attractions happening over the weekend…
Irish Craft Beer Village
If beer is your thing then head down to Georges Dock, IFSC for a celebration of Irish craft brewing, live traditional music, and artisan food stalls. Starting from noon each day, Irish Craft Beer Village is open all weekend and entry to the event is €5.
Supervalu Big Day Out
Merrion Sq will be a hive of activity with exciting street performers, workshops, music, open air shows and much much more! This is an event for all with whether your into cooking, science, wildlife or tennis there is something for everyone! If you head to Merrion Sq, keep an eye out for Supervalu sampling by some of our staff.
City Fun Fairs
Located on Merrion Sq west and Custom House Quay all weekend you can turn your head into a spin from carousels to roller coasters, Ferris wheels to swing boats or if you dare to be suspended upside down the City Fun Fair has something to excite anyone!
As part of The Gathering Ireland 2013, the St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting 8,000 people to walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. This exciting opportunity allows people to join in on the craic and atmosphere while waving to the audiences along the 2.5 km route and passing some of Dublin’s most iconic building’s and tourist attractions in the city.
Registration takes place in person at Dublin’ City Hall, Dame Street tomorrow between 10am – 4pm. Participants must be over 15 years of age and you will need photographic ID to register.
Fun facts about St Patrick’s Day:
The first ever St Patrick’s Day Parade took place in 1762 in New York City, when Irish soldiers serving in the British Military marched through the city with their music.
St Patricks Day is a national holiday on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and in the Canadian states of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Wishing you all a very happy St Patrick’s weekend