Where better to celebrate St Patricks Day than in Ireland? When choosing where in Ireland to celebrate St Patricks Day there are a few things to consider. Dublin is probably the most obvious choice with a fabulous St Patricks Day Festival, which goes from strength to strength each year.
The downside of spending St Patricks Day in Dublin is that it does tend to be crowded and early booking is advisable as accommodation sells out early and is always at a premium.
Other cities in Ireland also have lots to offer. Cork has it’s own three day St Patrick’s Day Festival – details can be found at www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie – as does Galway www.stpatricksfestivalgalway.com and Limerick www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival
Most large towns will at the very least have a parade on the day and to experience St Patricks Day in Ireland as most “locals” do you should spend the day as follows. After a “full Irish” traditional Irish breakfast of sausages, rashers (bacon), black and white pudding, fried eggs, mushrooms, beans, toast and tea or coffee, hunt through the hedgerows to find a clump of shamrock to pin to your obligatory green sweater. That done, head to mass – then watch the local St Patricks Day Parade. From there it’s into the nearest pub where you can settle in and sink pints of porter until they throw you out. Or if you are feeling energetic make it a pub crawl, seeing how many pubs you can visit before closing time.
It is however important to note that nowhere in Ireland on St Patricks Day (or any other day) will you be able to purchase green beer!!!