Friday, March 7, 2014

St Patrick's Day 2014

St. Patrick Day in Dublin City

14th - 17th March 2014

Where better to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than Ireland’s capital city, Dublin? So what’s on offer for you and your friends and family? Well, St Patrick’s Festival has put together a range of stuff for you to do across the city over the entire weekend. Whether you are visiting Dublin for the first time, a frequent visitor or someone who has lived here their whole life, there is something for everyone.

Here are just a few of the great things on offer;

Fun times at the Funfair:

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Remember what it was like being a little kid or bring your own kiddies to the funfair at Merrion Square, just a short stroll from Grand Canal Hotel. The fun fair will start on the Friday evening and will be there until Monday night so there is plenty of time to to have a go on your old favourite rides whether it’s a fast roller coaster, a fun carrousel or a sightseeing Ferris wheel.      

Friday 14th March: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March: 11am to 10pm
Monday 17th March: 11am to 9pm

Dublin City is going GREEN:

Many of the Dublin’s well known buildings all across the city will be turning green for Paddy’s weekend. Will your favourite be one of them?

Take a look at some of the buildings that went green last year -

See Dublin’s treasures and win prizes with a festive treasure hunt:

On Saturday 15th, explore Dublin’s famous landmarks and hidden treasure by solving clues and puzzles to win prizes. There will be entertainment throughout the day and all participants are encouraged to dress up as explorers for the hunt - prizes will be given for the best dressed so join in the fun and look the part.

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Registration & starting point on the day is at City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
For full rules & details or to register your team now visit the St Patrick’s Festival website-

St Patrick’s Walking Tour:

Walk through picturesque & historical areas of Dublin led by well-known historian Pat Liddy.  View ancient sites and learn about Dublin’s pre- Viking history and St Patrick’s involvement in how the area came to be as well as everything that followed. There will be two walks a day from Thursday 13th – Tuesday 18th with the exception on Monday 17th when there will be just the one walk.

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For full information on times and prices or to book onto a walk visit the St Patricks website

The Big One: St Patrick’s Day Parade

The main event, the St Patrick’s Day Parade, will begin on Parnell Square 12pm on Monday the 17th.  This year’s theme is “Let’s Make History” and the millennium anniversary of the historic battle, the Battle of Clontarf 1014 will be celebrated in the Parade with an appearance from the legendary Brian Boru.

You can also expect all of usual colour and life from the Parade as well as bands from across the world including the USA, Germany, Estonia and Ireland to play the elevating pageant music.

Of course, all of the above is just a taster of what you can expect from the St Patrick’s Festival. For a full list of the weekend’s events visit the St Patrick’s Festival EVENT GUIDE on their website. 

Grand Canal Hotel is located in the picturesque area of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Walking distance from the city centre and surrounded by Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Aviva Stadium and the RDS as well as the CCD and the O2 being near by, it is the perfect location for whatever type of trip you are looking for.


1 comment:

  1. Lots to do in Dublin!!! Hope the weather is good for the parade.