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Arguably Ireland’s most famous national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is held annually on March 17 and is commemorated across Ireland and much of the rest of the world.
Synonymous with the colour green, Irish mythology, and the Shamrock, St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and religion. As a Travel Management Company based in the heart of Northern Ireland, here’s a guide on what you can get up to this St. Patrick’s weekend whether you are travelling to Ireland for business or leisure...
St Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland and is believed to have died on March 17 around the year 493. Many of the stories traditionally associated with St. Patrick, including the famous account of his banishing all the snakes from Ireland, are false, the products of hundreds of years of exaggerated storytelling (History). Many symbols associated with St. Patrick’s Day include the Shamrock (said to represent the Holy Trinity), the Harp (an Irish musical instrument), and a leprechaun with a pot of gold (a mythological Irish creature that represents good luck). Whilst many other countries with Irish roots also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there is no better place to travel to for the celebrations than the country it originated in. So whether you are travelling to the North or South of Ireland to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, there’s plenty of festivities to partake in to celebrate all things Irish…
The festival of St. Patrick is a 5-day event in Ireland with special events held on March 17. It is one of the most popular days in the year to travel to Dublin, so make sure to plan ahead and leave early on your day of departure.
Things to do:
For more information, visit St. Patrick’s Festival 2019
Belfast primarily celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, and whilst it is not as large a commemoration as in Dublin, there are still plenty of festivities happening across the city this year.
Things to do:
For more information, see Visit Belfast
Pack something green to wear
Arrive early to the parades and events
Book accommodation (in advance) in Belfast/Dublin city centre
And finally, make sure to drink a green beer in order to have that true St. Patrick’s experience
With plenty to see and do across Ireland during the St. Patrick’s holiday, this is a unique experience not to be missed.
Don't forget to head over to our Facebook page to enter our St. Patrick's competition, where you could be in with a chance of winning a Family Pass* to Ireland's famous Tayto Park! Competition closes 12pm Tuesday 19th March 2019.
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