St Patrick’s day

It’s that time again when many of the world iconic buildings go green to celebrate St Patrick’s day and people converge into Dublin for the celebration being Irish even just for a day.

This year Liam Cunningham of a Game of Thrones is the grand marshal of the parade which will take place from 12 noon on Saturday with the route taking the same route as the 2017 parade. If you are planning to view the parade you are advised to arrive early as always crowded.

Temple bar should be avoided at all costs unless you like being in a crowd of a mixture of drunken teens and tourists. If you are looking to sample some of the black stuff it’s advised to head a little bit out of the main centre where the majority of the pubs will still be crowded but not overly and many will have traditional Irish music.

St Patrick’s day is traditionally a huge sporting day in Ireland with the GAA matches being played in Croke Park and broadcasted into many pubs during the day which is a great way to be immersed into Irish sporting culture. Ireland are also playing England in the six Nations rugby and with Ireland chasing the championship it’s going to be an epic celebration if they win. One of the best places to watch these would be the Living Room.

If you want to get away from the city head on the dart north to Howth for the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival to immerse your senses in delicious fresh food and sample some of the finest restaurants in Dublin with a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.