Far from the traditional parade on O’Connell Street of yesteryear, the St Patrick’s Festival is now a five day-long extravaganza celebrating Irish-ness. More details at www.stpatricksfestival.ie.
Among the Dublin 8 treats to look out for are:
Stories at Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close – 14th, 15th and 16th March at various times throughout the day. More details from www.marshlibrary.ie
Guinness in The Liberties, walking tours from St Patrick’s Cathedral looking at the legacy of the famous brewing dynasty in Dublin 8 – 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th March at various times. Booking essential at www.stpatricksfestival.ie
In the Footsteps of St Patrick with Pat Liddy – Dublin’s favorite walking guide uncovers the story of our patron saint in the capital (before it was even a city!) – 14th – 18th March 10.30am and 2.30pm. Booking essential at www.stpatricksfestival.ie
Teelings Spirit of Dublin St Patrick’s Craft Fair – the Newmarket venue will be packed with over 20 artisan food, drink and craft suppliers on Saturday 16th March between 10am and 5pm. Admission is free. More at www.teelingdistillery.com.
And don’t forget there are plenty more great attractions and things to discover in The Liberties over the holiday weekend. Check out our VISIT pages.